Psalm 72:1 Give the king Your judgments, O God, And Your righteousness to the king’s son.
Solomon was one of the wisest people to have ever lived. He knew what he did not know. Truly wise leaders know this. They know that they do not know everything. They know that they need help. When Solomon first became king, God told him that he could have one thing he wanted. Solomon knew he needed discernment, to judge the people rightly. He knew that he needed that help. God granted that wish and also gave him riches and power to go along with it.
Truly great leaders know they need the help of others. Moses struggled with this. He tried to do everything for the people himself. His father-in-law, correctly pointed out that he needed others to help him. After listening to this wise advice, Moses was a better leader for the people.
Great leaders need our prayers. They need us praying for them. The leaders of our country need our prayers, whether you agree with them or not. Ask God to help them lead in His ways. Ask God to give them wisdom and discernment. The Bible says that God directs the hearts of leaders. Pray for your leaders and leave them in God’s hands.
Dear God, be with the men and women who lead this nation. Give them the wisdom that they need. Help them to humble before you, willing to bend to Your will. Help them have a soft heart, knowing that they the help of others. Help them to be loving servants. Guide them as they make decisions. I pray that they would come to know You as their savior if they do not. If they do, please guard their walk and protect them from the evil in this world. I look forward to the day, when You, Oh Jesus, are crowned King of Kings and Lord of Lords. No government in this world will be perfect, until Your Holy reign begins. Come soon Lord Jesus! Amen.