Pro 29:2 (BBE): "When the upright have power, the people are glad; when an evil man is ruler, grief comes on the people."
George H. W. Bush - Inaugural address (January 20, 1989):
“My first act as President is a prayer. I ask you to bow your heads. Heavenly Father, we bow our heads and thank you for your love. Accept our thanks for the peace that yields this day and the shared faith that makes its continuance likely. Make us strong to do your work, willing to heed and hear your will, and write on our hearts these words: ‘Use power to help people.’
For we are given power not to advance our own purposes, nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power, and it is to serve people. Help us to remember it, Lord.”
2 Tim 2:1-3 (NLT): “I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. As you make our requests, plead for God’s mercy upon them, and give thanks. Pray this way for kings and all others who are in authority, so that we can live in peace and quietness, in godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior.”