Psalm 72: 7: “In his days may the righteous flourish, and abundance of peace till the moon is no more.” What should a national leader wish, hope, and pray for? A high GNP? Skyrocketing personal approval ratings? A comfortable majority in both houses? A secure border to keep out the riff-raff? A smart leader like King Solomon will pray for a prosperous and righteous constituency, for that’s the root of a successful reign. Then will come peace, which you want; War is overrated anyway.