27 July 2016

From the old General Prayer in the TLH Divine Service

Grant also health and prosperity to all who are in authority, especially to the President and Congress of the United States, the Governor and Legislature of this commonwealth, and to all our Judges and Magistrates, and endue them with grace to rule after Thy good pleasure, to the maintenance of righteousness and to the hindrance and punishment of wickedness, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 

May it please Thee also to turn the hearts of our enemies and adversaries that they may cease their enmity and be inclined to walk with us in meekness and in peace. 

I wonder if we ought ever to have stopped praying this...but now would be a good time to start praying it again!

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