Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying, Ezra 1:1
It says “…the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia…”. God controls the hearts of kings. To God we must pray that He willl stir up the hearts of our national leaders and leaders in the world that they will uphold justice and not impose laws that will affect the kingdom of God. Pray also that these leaders will be humble and realise that their position of authority is bestowed by God. Therefore, they ought to rule with compassion and mercy.