Adonai, you are the Lord God, who lead your people out of captivity with a pillar of cloud by day and fire by night. It was you who brought them to the land you promised. It was you who called the leaders to serve. It was you who spoke instruction and wisdom to them. It was you who gave the Law. You call leaders still today. Equip them, Father. Ensconce them in your wisdom and truth. Empower them with your Holy Spirit. Encourage them through your Holy Word. Employ their given talents to carry out your bidding. Empty them of fear and enable greater courage. Engage their total being to love and glorify your name. I ask these things in the precious name and powerful authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1: 8-9 ESV)