Matthew 22: 15-21
It is a false dichotomy to set apart serving God and civic responsibility. Especially for a Christian the obligation to good citizenship is part and parcel of serving the Gospel. Every society is enriched by the leaven of the Good News. When disciples of Jesus are engaged citizens, then we step even closer to the fullness of the Kingdom of God.
O God, inspire in me a spirit of service to others. May I especially see my obligation to help the poor as essential for them and for me. When I am a good citizen, the Good News is made real.