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Prayer For Sound Government

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O Lord our Governor, bless the leaders of our land, that we
may be a people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to
other nations of the earth.

Lord, keep this nation under your care.

To the President and members of the Cabinet, to Governors
of States, Mayors of Cities, and to all in administrative
authority, grant wisdom and grace in the exercise of their

Give grace to your servants, O Lord.

To Senators and Representatives, and those who make our
laws in States, Cities, and Towns, give courage, wisdom, and
foresight to provide for the needs of all our people, and to
fulfill our obligations in the community of nations.

Give grace to your servants, O Lord.

To the Judges and officers of our Courts give understanding
and integrity, that human rights may be safeguarded and
justice served.

Give grace to your servants, O Lord.

And finally, teach our people to rely on your strength and to
accept their responsibilities to their fellow citizens, that they
may elect trustworthy leaders and make wise decisions for
the well-being of our society; that we may serve you
faithfully in our generation and honor your holy Name.

For yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as
head above all. Amen.

(BCP, p.821-822)


Jack Turner on January 6, 2017 11:40am

Peace on earth, goodwill towards men was the declaration of the angels at the birth of Christ and yet it still remains so elusive and so remote. We seek peace for our nation, for our community and in our individual relationships in our church.
St Thomas would ask us to let it begin with us , each,individually.Each of us should make the first effort, the first start, the first step to that peace.
Can we ? Can I ?