To You, Oh Lord, we lift our voice
In prayer and supplication (with thanksgiving)
Knowing that the very air we breathe
Comes from Your command.
In You alone we trust.
We lean not on our own understanding.
Indeed, may we be counted fools
Before we ignore Your loving counsel.
We pray for our leaders, Oh God.
Be merciful and graceful to us;
Give them wisdom and knowledge
Beyond human presumptions.
Surround them with Godly counsel.
May their ears and hearts always lean towards righteousness.
We pray for their protection and for the protection of their families.
Let not Your Word be ever beyond their reach.
Let them hold on to truth,
While chaos looms around.
Let them, like David, seek repentance where needed,
And may their life reflect the beauty of Your love.
We praise You, O Lord, Whose wisdom is beyond human understanding.
You chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise;
You chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;
You chose what is low and despised in the world to bring honor to Your name.
So, may our leaders boast in their weaknesses,
Knowing it is by Your grace they can serve their people.
To him whom much is given, much is required;
May they tend to their role with sobriety and devotion.
Help us, the people, to be a help to them.
Help us to be a constant reminder of what is truly important,
To hold them accountable, as we encourage them
In all that is good and just and right.
We know, O God, that many dangers lurk in our world;
They multiply and grow more complex each day.
Yet, You are our refuge and strength;
Your renown endures through all generations.
Therefore, we do not fear;
Though the earth gives way and the mountains be moved into the sea;
Though the hills be shaken and the waters roar;
We trust in the name of the Lord our God.
In Whose name we pray,
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Mario Diaz, Esq. is CWA’s general counsel. Follow him on Twitter @mariodiazesq.