Heavenly Father, today we pray for the nation of South Africa as it begins its season under new President Cyril Ramaphosa. With Friday’s address to the nation, we know many feel cynical and like the new president made just another political speech. Yet there are others who are hopeful that new leadership will diminish corruption and kick-start the stagnant economy. We do pray that Ramaphosa will be effective, strategic, and that he will lead with integrity. We also pray against corruption, and that the nation will achieve stability after the turbulent rule of Ramaphosa’s predecessor Jacob Zuma. We are thankful that the rand did immediately rally after Ramaphosa’s speech. Lord, we particularly pray for Ramaphosa as he seeks to correct racial disparities in land ownership. Give him and his team divine wisdom, fairness, and effectiveness as they move forward with this initiative. And, finally, Lord, we continue to pray for rain in the Cape Town area. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.