Proverbs 8:15–16 (NKJV) — 15 By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice. 16 By me princes rule, and nobles, All the judges of the earth.
Healthy civil governments rely on wisdom. Wisdom is necessary for a healthy and successful civil government characterized by justice.
It is the responsibility of believers to pray for those involved in civil government. The aim of these prayers includes the ability to live in quietness and peace and the salvation of those in authority.
1 Timothy 2:1–4 (NKJV) — 1 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.