1 I sing of love and justice; to you, LORD, I sing praise.
2 I follow the way of integrity; when will you come to me? I act with integrity of heart within my royal court.
3 I do not allow into my presence anyone who speaks perversely. Whoever acts shamefully I hate; no such person can be my friend.
4 I shun the devious of heart; the wicked I do not tolerate.
5 Whoever slanders another in secret I reduce to silence. Haughty eyes and arrogant hearts I cannot endure.
6 I look to the faithful of the land; they alone can be my companions. Those who follow the way of integrity, they alone can enter my service.
7 No one who practices deceit can hold a post in my court. No one who speaks falsely can be among my advisors.
8 Each morning I clear the wicked from the land, and rid the LORD’S city of all evildoers. (NAB)
We pray for the leaders of our country and the world.
May they listen to you, O Lord.
May they seek wise counsel and rule with integrity.
May they follow your ways, Father. Amen