Prayer: Our most glorious God and sovereign of heaven and earth, we come to plead with you on behalf of our nation and world. We know that your Word teaches that you raise leaders, and you also set them aside. We know that the government and its leader are ordained by you. Yet, we look and see such arrogance among these people. They boast of themselves and all the things they will do without any reference to your will and your glory. They profess to be wise, but their actions only prove they are fools. They refuse to submit to your Word, and it grieves your people. We long to see righteous leaders — those who will fear you and submit to you in all things. We pray that you would be pleased to grant that to your church. WE know that these things are working for the good of your church, though we are often bewildered as to how that can be. Yet, we trust you. Help your people, Father. Grant to them true rest in your divine purposes and plans. We pray this in the name of the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: 1 Tim. 2:1-3; Rom. 13; Prov. 29:2; Eph. 1

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