“We want the government to act peaceably towards us so that we, in their tranquility, may lead a calm and peaceful life in all godliness and sanctity.  The prayer is not “allow us each to do whatever we want” but allow us to be holy as God commands – do not impose on us behaviors which are ungodly and unholy. The only political agenda we are pushing is that our civil leaders be granted a secure peace so that the entire world, including us Christians, can live in peace, godliness and sanctity…Political partisanship is not part of our prayer – God’s peace is.”
(Fr Ted Bobosh in ‘Fraternalized Meditations’ blog)