Lord God, I pray that with the assistance of your Holy Spirit ______________________ and I may be like your servant David. I pray that we will keep your commands and follow you with all our heart. May we only do what is right in your eyes. I pray that we will never provoke you to anger or thrust you behind our back. May you find only good things in our hearts toward you, and find only things in us that are pleasing to you. I pray also for my community and my nation. Purge us from our sins, from all idolatry and all detestable practices. I pray that we will not do what is evil in your sight so that we will not provoke you to jealousy with our sins. Instead may we be an obedient people so that we may be grounded and established and secure in you. We see here the devastation a political leader brought on his nation because he cast you behind his back and followed after other gods. I pray that you will remove from office every political leader who does what is evil in your eyes and raise up men of righteousness to take their place. I pray that you will prompt us to choose for ourselves political leaders at every level who will keep your commandments and follow you with all their heart, and do only that which is right in your eyes. This I ask in the name of Jesus, amen.