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A Prayer for Governing Authorities

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Following up on a prayer offered earlier today, in the spirit of our mandate to “pray continually,” I pass along the following from the NIV Stewardship Study Bible’s Exploring Stewardship feature, “Governing Authorities–Stewards of Public Life” on p. 1482 (Romans 13:1-4):

‎Lord God, ruler of all, I thank you for instituting authority and government, and I pray that good will be done and evil contained. I thank you for my country and praise you for the times when order is maintained and there is safety and peace. Guide those in authority and give them a clear sense of your will.

Brett Elder Brett is the founder and Executive Director of the Stewardship Council. Brett serves as senior partner of International Steward; a ministry dedicated to encouraging mature stewardship in the emerging church around the world. A graduate of Western Michigan University, Brett served as Director of Finance and Administration for the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty for five years prior to helping launch the ministry of International Steward in 2000.

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