Pray for Those in High Positions

The reading for today in Robert Webber’s The Book of Daily Prayer, is a good reminder of our responsibility as Christian citizens:
    Theme:  Through prayer and supplication God calls us to responsible support of
                  those who rule our world.
    Antiphon and Opening Prayer
          O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name;
              make known his deeds among the peoples.            Psalm 105:1
    Scripture Reading
        Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ….,
            To Timothy, my loyal child in the faith: …
            First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions,
            and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high
            positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and
            dignity.  This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who
            desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
                                                                                                 I Timothy 1:1a, 2; 2:1-4
                                                                                                 optional: Hosea 5:8-6:6
    Responsorial Psalm
        For he remembered his holy promise,
            and Abraham, his servant.
       So he brought out his people with joy,
            his chosen ones with singing.
       He gave them the lands of the nations,
            and they took possession of the wealth of the peoples,
       that they might keep his statues
            and observe his laws.
       Praise the Lord!                                                                 Psalm 105:42-45
Closing Psalm Prayer
       Sing to him, sing praises to him;
            tell of all his wonderful  works.
       Glory in his holy name….
       Seek the Lord and his strength;
            seek his presence continually.                                      Psalm 105:2-3a,4

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