Our Father, sovereign King over all the earth, have mercy upon us. We know, Lord, that you raise the weak and that you abase the boastful. We know that you bring to power governments that are just and unjust to accomplish your secret will. Today, we decry the wrongs committed by unjust governments throughout the world. Have mercy on the righteous, and do not allow unjust authorities to oppress them. Have mercy on the unrighteous, and lead them to repentance and to faith in Jesus Christ, in whom we have eternal life. Amen.