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We pray for good government and the hope it fosters among us.

Like the promise of a calm day dawning, hope is the sense of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen and the basis for believing that it may happen. By God's grace, good government creates and preserves conditions in which hope can emerge and thrive in the hearts of people. In so doing, it establishes and protects a fair, equitable, and safe environment in which the honest and legal endeavors of hopeful men and women may reasonably be expected to play out to their natural ends in liberty and peace. The general existence of hope among people is evidence of good government.

Consider the evidence of hope in your own conscience as you think of government. Is it higher or lower in one area than another? For example, do you sense more hope at a local level than at a state level or more at a national level than a county level? What change would build hope in you? The answer to that question then prompts and directs your prayer for good government. God's response to your prayer may lead you to act in your community in some manner to improve the area of your concern.  

Hope is a good indicator of good government and can be the stimulus to effective action. 

"We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon." Franklin D. Roosevelt

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