Psalm 84:8-9 NIV
Hear my prayer, Lord God Almighty; listen to me, God of Jacob. [9] Look on our shield, O God; look with favor on your anointed one.

An appeal for the god of the covenant, the god of their history, to bless their current king (our shield). The Bible calls us to recognise that leaders and authorities only rule whilst God permits them (they are his anointed ones) and that whatever we think of their politics we should pray for them that they would do right by God, the land and its people. There’s also a look ahead to a specific anointed one, Christ for that’s what it means, Gods chosen Eternal King.

Lord, give wisdom and courage to our leaders that they may rule well.

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