Jesus you are the King of Kings. You reign. This advent season, we celebrate the coming of your Kingdom. Yet we live in the now and not yet, between your arrival as a little baby and your return in splendour. We live in a time where ‘kings and all those in authority’ make choices that affect the lives of many. So King Jesus, we pray for our leaders.
We pray you will help them to choose honesty over corruption, peace over conflict, truth over propaganda and compassion over indifference. Frustrate the efforts of those who promote injustice and give courage to those facing opposition for pursing what is right.
And for those who follow your example as servant leaders, Jesus, we pray for encouragement when tasks are heavy and wisdom when choices are difficult.
Until your Kingdom comes. Amen.