American Litany Chain Altered

[An edit of what Charles Bartlett suggests in his post on the chain of authority in the Litany.]

That it may please thee to illuminate all Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, with true knowledge and understanding of thy Word; and that both by their preaching and living they may set it forth, and show it accordingly;
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to endue the President of the United States and his Cabinet, and all in authority, with grace, wisdom, and understanding;
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

[To be said during the respective sessions of Congress and the state legislatures.] That it may please thee to direct and prosper the consultations of the Senate and Representatives in Congress assembled, and the Legislature of this State, to the honour of thy Name, and the welfare of thy people;
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

That it may please thee to bless and keep the Magistrates, giving them grace to execute justice and to maintain truth;
We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.

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