Heavenly Father, power and pride corrupt the hearts of even the greatest men and Satan takes advantage; but your Holy Spirit can turn the hearts of the kings like the bends of rivers. Call our leaders to repentance for your name’s sake. Reverse their thinking and point them to your salvation. Replace their hearts of stone with hearts seeking Jesus, the Way the Truth and the Life. Let the people pray and rejoice in your goodness, for there is safety and gladness under the leadership of the godly. I pray your will be done on earth as it is in heaven in the name and authority of Jesus. Amen.
“And David said to God, ‘Was it not I who gave command to number the people? It is I who have sinned and done great evil. But these sheep, what have they done? Please let your hand, O Lord my God, be against me and against my father’s house. But do not let the plague be on your people.’” (1 Chronicles 21:17 ESV)