December 29 (politicians)From Daily Prayers With the Saints for the New Millennium by Terry Ann Modica
Gracious Father, Saint Thomas was famed for his opulence and his status as the most powerful man in England second to the king. Everything changed when he became a priest to be consecrated archbishop. He completely turned his life around and began to live piously. He was soon opposing the king to defend the Church's rights. I ask him to pray for the conversion of our politicians today. O Lord, give them motivation to turn away from the love of money and prestige and to begin serving Your kingdom more than their earthly domains. Forgive them their sins and lead them to heaven. Saint Thomas, pray for us. Amen.
This would be a good time to read Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot and/or watch Becket with Richard Burton.