Scripture for the day is Proverbs 21:1

In the Lord’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water
    that he channels toward all who please him.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, you warn us against showing too little respect, even for tyrants (Romans 13:4), or too much (Acts 5:29). Even so, help me to show both a godly courtesy and a godly frankness in all my dealings with powerful people. Amen.