Lord God, We worship you this day as the God of heaven, the God who gives to men the kingdoms of the earth. We pray for our civic leaders – for our mayor, for our governor, for our president, for all who hold elected office – that you will move in their hearts to fulfill your word. May they recognize those things that you have appointed them to do, and be faithful to do them. I also pray that you will move in my heart and in the hearts of ______________________, and stir our spirits to do those things you have called us to do. You are building your church and advancing your kingdom. Show us what our place is in your plan to build your house, the church of Jesus Christ. May we offer the spiritual gifts that you have given us to this task. I pray too that you will stir our spirits to give free will offerings according to our ability so that your work may go forward. Through our generosity, may your work be richly supplied with everything necessary. Just as Ezra’s contemporaries returned, each one to his own town, so I pray that you will give us a heart for our own city. Move us to desire and pray for its restoration, its health, and its prosperity. Use us to make our city and our nation what you want them to be. In Jesus’ name we ask these things, amen.