With the state of our world as it is — violence, wars and man’s inhumanity to man — more than ever we need to pray for all world leaders, even those we don’t like. Pray can work miracles, and we could use a few of those where some world leaders are concerned. So, pray this prayer daily. I modified the prayer for the pope for this purpose.
Lord, source of eternal life and truth, give to the leaders in this world, the desire for peace, a spirit of courage and right judgment, a spirit of knowledge and love, and a willingness to compromise and work with others for peace and to end poverty throughout the world. By governing with fidelity those entrusted to their care, may they build their countries into realms of unity, love and peace for all. I ask this of You, Lord God.