Passage 89: Heal Our Leaders and Heal Our Land, oh Father

A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor, but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.


Proverbs 28:16

Reflection

Do we have God-centered leaders?

Leaders who don’t pretend to believe in God for the sake of appearance and popularity.

We want leaders who truly have God as the center of their lives. They may not be perfect; they may make mistakes. However, they will surely be guided and blessed by God as they make decisions for our nation.

Like King David, they would certainly err and make some enemies. Yet like King David, God’s hand would be upon them; God’s providence and protection shall be with them.

These are the leaders we need in this world.

We’ve elected ungodly, yet intelligent, famous, or wealthy leaders. Their intelligence, influence, and wealth somehow have hastened the destruction of mankind.

I believe it is high time to vote for leaders who truly have God as the center of their lives. Let this be the primary criteria for choosing a leader.

Challenge

In our own way, we are also leaders. Let us make it a point to have God as the center of our lives as we make decisions.

Prayer

Father in Heaven, we pray to bless our leaders, particularly leaders of the countries. Forgive their sins. Kindly give them the chance to repent.

Give them the opportunity to have you as the center of their lives as they lead their people.

If their heart is so hardened, remove them from their positions so as not to influence the people of their wicked ways. Replace them with God-centered leaders. This is all we need.

With that in mind, if our leaders are truly God-centered, we are pretty sure that you’d bless them and guide them in their decisions.

Father, we pray in the name of Jesus, your Son, our savior, and our king. Amen.

Bonus

Here is a beautiful song for you:


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