Loving and gracious God, God of power and might,
This your world is so broken.
This country in which we are living is so broken too.
We pray for all those appointed to govern and rule over us.
Confront them with your truth, point them towards your integrity.
Challenge them with your mercy, lead them towards your justice.
Comfort them with your forgiveness, lead them to your love.
Empower them with your wisdom, lead them by your Spirit.
That this world may become the place where the poor and marginalised, the weak, wounded and weary find compassion and acceptance, dignity and worth.
In the name of Christ Jesus, who takes away the sins of the world