I think this is a valuable prayer for today. It’s by Albert Mohler–a man I’m not very familar with. But I was referred to his site by a blog I respect quite a bit: Boundless, Focus on the Family’s young adult ministry.
Here’s an excerpt from the prayer. I particularly like this portion because I think it wraps up well the role government should play in our lives and what we should (or shouldn’t) expect from it:
We should pray that Americans will be motivated to fulfill the responsibilities of citizenship, yet also that we will be stripped of an unhealthy and idolatrous confidence in the power of government to save us. God has given us the gift of rulers and governments in order to restrain evil, uphold righteousness, and provide for civil order. No human ruler can save. No government official or office holder can heal the human heart, solve the sin problem, or accomplish final justice. These powers belong to God and God alone.
God be with us in this pivotal time in our history.