for government

O God, almighty Father,
King of kings and Lord of all our rulers,
grant that the hearts and minds
of all who go out as leaders before us,
the statesmen, the judges,
the men of learning, and the men of wealth,
may be so filled with “the love of thy laws,”
and of that which is righteous and life-giving,
that they may serve as wholesome salt of the earth
and be worthy servants of thy good and perfect gifts;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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