Pray for politicians, bureaucrats, et al
I ask that supplications, prayers,
petitions, and thanksgivings
and for all in authority,
that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life
in all devotion and dignity.
This is good and pleasing to God our savior,
who wills everyone to be saved
and to come to knowledge of the truth.
For there is one God.
There is also one mediator between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus,
who gave himself as ransom for all.
(from today's Epistle 1 Timothy 2:1-8)