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1. Ask the Lord to put people of wisdom, knowledge and Godliness in positions of leadership. Moses wrote, "And now let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and put him in charge of the land of Egypt."

2. Respectfully remind authorities to serve with a healthy reverence for the Lord. David wrote, "Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear and rejoicing."

3. Ask the Lord to give your leaders a wise sense of justice, fairness and righteousness. David wrote, "Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness. He will judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice. The mountains will bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness. He will defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; he will crush the oppressor. He will endure as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations. He will be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth. In his days the righteous will flourish; prosperity will abound till the moon is nor more." (Psa. 72: 1-7)

4. Remember that sound leadership is only facilitated with just, righteous and wise decisions. Solomon wrote, "The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth should not betray justice. Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness." (Prov. 16: 10,12)

5. Speak graciously to rulers so they will follow your good example in speech and conduct. Solomon wrote, "Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool - how much worse lying lips to a ruler!" (Prov. 17:7)

6. Fear the righteous anger of your boss, but rejoice when you receive his or her favor. Solomon wrote, "A king's rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass." (Prov. 19:12)

7. When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes. (Prov. 20:8) A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them. (Prov. 20:26)

8. Encourage leaders to demonstrate love and reliability for their own security. Solomon wrote, "Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure." (Prov. 20:28)

9. Ask the Lord to direct your leader's decisions toward God's priorities. Solomon wrote, "The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases . " (Prov. 21: 1)

10. Have a healthy respect, admiration and fear of your leaders. Solomon wrote, "Fear the Lord and the king, my son, and do not join with the rebellious, for those two will send sudden destruction upon them and who knows what calamities they can bring?" (Prov. 24:21,22)

11. No one will ever be able to understand all of the thoughts of a leader except God. Solomon wrote, "As the heavens are high and the earth is deep, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable." (Prov. 25 :3)

12. Ask the Lord to remove ungodly advisers from the leader's inner circle. Solomon wrote, "Remove the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness." (Prov. 25:5)


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