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God of all Governments

You have instructed us to pray for our governing officials, and I come to you in obedience today.

I pray for my state government…its executive, legislative, and judicial servants. May they serve the people and govern in a manner that protects liberty and virtue. I also pray for public servants in my local government. May they all heed your mandate to be God’s servants and use their influence for the good of the public.

They govern in difficult times. May they receive wisdom from You, and may Your grace be poured out on them.

Protect us from oppressive authority and help us to value and preserve freedom, which You have provided. Help me to show the respect due our elected leaders while having the courage to speak truth to power.

AMEN

Scripture: “I have indeed seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their groaning and have come down to set them free.” Acts 7:34

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