You made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them. You laugh at the boasting of the powerful and scorn the power of the nations of this world. The rich are destitute in Your eyes, and the mighty seem powerless. Countries rise and fall, but Your Kingdom endures forever.
Grant us Your perspective, O Lord. While others look to countries and leaders for assurance, may our faith ever rest in the Lord of hosts. While those around us claim allegiance to this land or that, may we boast of our citizenship in the nation that transcends all borders and political boundaries.
We pray for the leaders of this world, Father. Bless the Donald Trumps and the Vladimir Putins, the Xi Jinpings and the Angela Merkels. We pray for all leaders of all nations of the earth. May they lead this world to peace and bring justice to everyone. May we have freedom to preach the gospel. May Your shalom reach to all people everywhere.
Grant us boldness, God, to be Your people.