Prayer for the Heads of All Governments

We come before you who govern the nations of the world to ask that you who wield great power consider the source of this power, and that this consideration be undertaken with a sense of humility and reverence for the Divine Hand that seeks to guide all who exist in positions of influence. 


May faithfulness to that Divine calling be your every thought, and may the wish to benefit all through your service in leadership lead to the wisdom that holds that service enfolded, always, in the power of love.


Too many times throughout history have those who stood at the helm of government drawn reward and praise to themselves at the expense of the many whom they represented.


Too many times have those who had great gifts to be given for the good of all turned these gifts into treasure for the self alone. Indeed, many have forgotten altogether that they existed on behalf of the people, and that the people did not exist on their behalf.


We pray that those who are given the responsibility of  leadership may find within themselves the humility and goodness to continually attune both to the will of those they represent and to Divine Will which flows through them as it flows through each heart that beats within a human body. 


May this innate goodness and humility characterize the leadership of all who seek office and of all who come into office, and may the willingness to abandon self-interest in service to the well-being of the whole, define the essential character and quality of those who come to represent the rest. 


We pray on behalf of all humanity that the rulership of the few for the benefit of the few no longer plague the Earth, and that the leadership of the many by the many be established as the signpost of the new time to come.


Blessed are those whose hearts have opened to the truth of the source of their power, who understand its Divine origin and who vow to never take it lightly or betray it carelessly. 


May this prayer live within the hearts of all who seek to serve.



(Adapted from 'Invocations' by Patricia Cota-Robles).


Photo by Bruce Rolff

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