Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Prayer for those in Authority and who serve in Public Office

GOD our father, bless all those who are in authority that they may dedicate their efforts, talents and abilities to render true service for this nation and its people. Help them not to be overcome by worldly ambition and power. May they be enlightened by the Gospel message:
"Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all." Aid them with your grace. Guide them with your wisdom and love so that they may uphold and protect the rights of the people. Grant that our leaders may serve with integrity and sincerity. May they turn to you as the ultimate Authority in all of our lives and because YOU alone can lead our land toward lasting prosperity, security and peace. I ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your son, who lives and reigns with you and the holy spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

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