Prayer for Presidents’ Day

Lord of heaven and earth, we offer you our deepest appreciation for this blessed land. Stir up a sense of stewardship in every citizen so we all may care for our nation and each inhabitant of it. 

We pray especially for our leaders. Prompt everyone in a position of authority, 
from local to national leaders, to strive for righteousness, justice and the welfare of all citizens. 
Finally, we pray that we may be ever mindful of the psalmist’s teaching that
   “Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord …” (Psalm33:12, NRSV). 

May that promise become real “from sea to shining sea.”                      Amen.