Psalm 72:1 – Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to the royal son!
Lord God, bless with wisdom those who govern. Help them rule and govern and legislate in a way that is good for the people of this country. Through their actions and decisions let your blessing come down on our nation. Give them justice in their actions, decisions and judgments. Protect, through them, especially those who have no voice and cannot defend themselves. Lead them to give special attention to the defenseless. Help me, O Lord, to honor them all and to pray for them whether I agree with them or not, whether I voted for them or not. Through their leadership let peace prevail so that I can continue to worship and share my faith freely and without fear. Lord God, give wisdom and justice to all who lead and govern in our country. Amen.