Prayer for Those who Govern

Here’s a prayer for those in authority.  It was written by Michael Saward.

(inspired by Matthew 23:11-12, 1 Timothy 2:2)

Lord of the universe and leader of your people,
give wisdom to all those who exercise authority.
Teach them to put the good of the many before the greed of the few.
Help them to love truth and to hate falsehood and corruption,
and, above all, urge them to remember
that the one who would be greatest
must learn to be the servant of all;
for Christ's sake. Amen.

~ written by Michael Saward, and posted on The Jubilate Group website.