Prayer for October 13: Please pray with me. God of wisdom, today we pray that you would rain down wisdom on people of all places. We pray that you would especially give wisdom to those who lead other people. We also ask that the Spirit would move through those who select leaders as well. Keep people from being swayed by raw emotion, heated rhetoric, pandering, fear, and other tools of manipulation. Help us to see clearly who we are and who we are selecting for leadership positions. And in seeing this, let us be humble enough to seek limits on the powers of those in charge so they may not be tempted abuse what is entrusted to them. Amen.