“The first thing I want you to do is to pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Saviour God wants us to live”
– 1 Timothy 2:1-3 (MSG)
Friday, April 21, 2023
I do hear people cursing our nation, the president, and the leaders generally. All they say is doom and gloom.
Did you know that we have been commanded to pray for our leaders? Have you read what the Bible had to say about rulers and government in the text above?
Can you now see the command that has been given to us by God? If you say you love God, you have to obey all He has asked you to do.
When you pray for those in government to rule well, there will be peace in the land. Jeremiah 29:7 says, ” And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the Lord for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.”
Praying for godly leaders is productive toward God’s plan and purpose for every nation.
You may feel like you have been praying for your nation yet you see no result. The Bible tells us that the heart of a king is in the hand of the Lord and He can turn it however He wants (Proverbs 21:1).
As believers, we need to pray for all. To pray is within your control, the answer is God’s prerogative. How and when it happens is God’s to do. In all circumstances, you are to pray.
Today, I urge you to put first things first and pray about it all. Pray for your leaders – in the country, in the workplace, and also in the church.
Asides from praying for your government leaders, you also need to pray for your leaders in the church. Pray that God’s constant protection will be around them so that they will not fall into temptation. Pray for them to be strong in faith that they will lead with integrity and skill.
Today, can you put the blame game, lamentations, misgivings, and complaints aside and just pray for the leaders in government, in your workplace, and especially in the church?
God hears your prayers and will turn things out for the ultimate good.
LET US PRAY:
In Jesus’ Name, I declare peace be unto this nation, Peace, security, justice, and abundant prosperity unto all the cities in this land of my dwelling. Every enemy of the well-being of the state shall be frustrated and utterly defeated. Every agent of terror and discord is removed and uprooted.
I ask God to grant the leaders in the church and all that is in a position of authority in this nation wisdom and revelation to lead with integrity and skill. They will not lose their mind but will be protected from the deceitfulness of riches.
May the fear of God permeate the land, the leaders, and the led. I command every storm of war, insurrection, desperation, and insurgencies to cease across this nation and the nations of the earth.
In Jesus’ Name, I Pray. Amen