I lift up to You Lord all elected leaders from the school boards on up to the President, for Federal, State, Country, District, City, and Town levels, for all servants of the public welfare, that You would help them understand the nature of American government, that it is to serve the people, that they are merely representatives of the people for the good of the people. That they would be a force of resistance to those that would do evil and an encouragement to those that would do good. That their decisions would be based on the values stated in the Declaration of Independence, the principles of liberty, and in accord with their virtues, not their vices. That they would have wisdom and apply that wisdom that we may live a quiet life in all godliness and dignity.
A Pattern of Prayer
Neh 1:1-4 The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it happened in the month Chislev, in the twentieth year, while I was in Susa the capitol, that Hanani, one of my brothers, and some men from Judah came; and I asked them concerning the Jews who had escaped and had survived the captivity, and about Jerusalem. They said to me, “The remnant there in the province who survived the captivity are in great distress and reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates are burned with fire.” When I heard these words, I sat down and wept and mourned for days; and I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven.