Almighty God, ruler of all the peoples of the earth,
forgive, we pray, our shortcomings as a nation;
purify our hearts to see and love truth;
give wisdom to our counselors and steadfastness to our people;
and bring us at last to the fair city of peace,
whose foundations are mercy, justice and goodwill,
and whose builder and maker you are,
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Woodrow Wilson, 1856 – 1924, 28th President of the United States of America
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior
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Thank you, Eric, for this posting today. I needed both this prayer with its accompanying scripture. I always need to remind myself of the context in which Paul penned those words.