Lord the manipulation and lies of leadership is nothing new. Pilate declared you innocent three times, and yet they called for your death. Remove the scales off the eyes of the unseeing. Straighten the thoughts of the confused, and help us, Lord. The Father was in control then, and he remains sovereign today. Expose those who call good evil and evil good. Give us discernment, shed your wisdom upon us in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, ‘I find no guilt in him….See, I am bringing him out to you that you may know that I find no guilt in him….Behold the man!’ When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, ‘Crucify him, crucify him!“Behold the man!” Pilate said to them, ‘Take him yourselves and crucify him, for I find no guilt in him.”” (John 18:38b, 19:4b,5b-6 ESV)