Intercession for World Leaders

First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. – 1 Timothy 2:1-2 NASB
 
Dear God, today I lift up the world leaders—presidents, premiers, kings, queens, prime ministers, ambassadors to the United Nations, all rulers, princes, and governors. Give them wisdom, give them courage, give them minds of peace. There is so much death and destruction in this world, and at times I feel disheartened. But I know where to turn—to You, my Father, who makes all things right. Amen.
 
[from Prayers with Purpose by Donna Maltese]