O God Enthroned on High, You raise leaders to enable Your people to lead a quiet life. You also give them the authority to punish wrongdoers. I ask that my situation be noticed and that You would utilize the authorities where I am to enact justice and defend me from my enemies. Thank You that You are in control, and my enemies are subject to You. Thank You that You use all things for my good. You are my defender. I trust You with my life. Amen.