You have ordained the authorities that are;
You have clothed them in a majesty
that is higher and stronger
than the given facts of their history,
a majesty that wakens fear in us
and claims honor from us.
O God, remember in Your mercy
the men who bear the burden of this majesty,
men like us, easily bent
by the pressure of temptation,
by the impact of expediency.
Remember them and strengthen them
when they are moved
to shade the truth to their own ends,
to withhold what should be told,
to distort what must be told,
to disclose what does not serve
our common weal.
Keep intact their honor and their credibility”
In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
Prayer by Martin H. Franzmann, Pray For Joy
“Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God…Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom is due; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.” Romans 13: 1, 7