A Prayer for Our Leaders - Patricia Nordman
Holy Spirit, we come before you this day in
humility and gratitude to plead for your blessings upon those who govern to
insure our life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
Grant them in abundance your gifts of:
WISDOM: that they may always be guided to place
the spiritual good of communities and the nation as the highest good.
UNDERSTANDING: that they may recognize the
simplicity of truth.
COUNSEL: that they may recognize the will of God
under circumstances that discourage lesser men and women.
FORTITUDE: that they may be given the spiritual
and physical strength to accept the inevitable burdens of leadership with
KNOWLEDGE: that they may know the vastness of
their mission and yet retain humility of spirit and charity for each and every
PIETY: that in the manifold duties of their
offices they may always find time to communicate quietly with YOU and therein
find peace for their souls.
FEAR OF THE LORD: that they would forego worldly
honors and recognition rather than bow to the will of evil men.
May you bless and direct our leaders for as long
as it is your will for them to guide the destiny of this community, the nation,
and the world.
LORD, we thank you that you hear our prayer.
Please remind us, too, that you are still in control!