We are at a tricky, confused, complicated and yet a risky time of our lives. The leaders of our country and our state need to take accurate, well-informed and judicious decisions for the good of its citizens. Give us, O God, leaders whose hearts are large enough to match the breadth of our own souls and give us hearts broad enough to follow leaders of vision and wisdom.
We seek leaders at this time more than development for ourselves even though we hope for it but the security for our own land and its people and more than satisfaction for our wants even though many things we desire.
Give us leaders who lead this nation by their personal example and discipline at this time without seeking to impose a military rule - their kind of virtue on the virtue of others.
Give us a government that provides for the care of the poor and elderly and the abandoned and the daily workers of this country without taking resources from others to achieve it.
Give us insight enough ourselves to choose as leaders those who can tell strength from power, growth from greed, leadership from dominance, and real greatness from the trappings of grandiosity.
We trust you, Great God, to open our hearts to learn from those to whom you speak in different tongues and to respect the life and words of those to whom you entrusted the good of other parts of this globe.
We ask these things, Great God, with minds open to your word and hearts that trust in your eternal care. In Jesus’ name, Amen.