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How to Pray for the Government
Psalm 72: 1-17

The phrase “It’s the economy, stupid,” played a key role in Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. Most people are not really interested in foreign policy or other such important issues but in whether they are feeling financially prosperous, or at least secure. This is the basis on which they evaluate their government. The phrase also encapsulates much of the dynamic of the popular uprisings in Arab states (and demonstrations in Europe) in 2011. Ordinary people want to put down their dictators not so much for the sake of introducing a democratic system but because they want jobs. And in the United States that same year, forty-six million people were living below the official poverty line...

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