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Romans 8:28
‘And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose’.

Gracious God, as we come to You on this day of local elections, we thank you for the gift of democracy. We pray for all those who hold positions of power and authority at a local level. We pray that all those elected will serve with integrity and wisdom for the good of all the people in their care. Lord God, in the life of Your Son Jesus, we witnessed leadership rooted in justice, compassion and humility. We realise that there are many difficult issues to address in our communities, as the pandemic has impacted upon our economic and social well-being. And so, may all those entrusted to serve others have the courage to make just decisions, the knowledge to know how to respond in different situations and the vision to build communities where all people can thrive and all voices are heard. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.