“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.”
P. J. O’Rourke
Almighty and eternal God, You know the longings of men’s hearts,
and You protect their rights.
In Your goodness, watch over those in authority,
so that people everywhere may enjoy freedom, security, and peace.
Father, You guide and govern everything with order and love.
Look upon the assembly of our national leaders
and fill them with the spirit of Your wisdom.
May they always act in accordance with Your will
and their decisions be for the peace and well-being of all. Amen.