Therefore, I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.1 Timothy 2: 1-2
Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;
How often do you prayer for our local, national and international authorities? In times such as these it is easy to get caught up with the needs of our family and extended family; especially the health and spiritual needs. Scripture often exhorts us to pray for those in authority over us whether at work, schools(teachers) in government, or the world. As we head out of summer and are months from elections, I want to encourage you, if you haven’t already, to begin praying for ALL who are running for city, state, and national offices. Do your homework and find out the names and seek the will of God. ” If my people, who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from your wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chro. 7:14. Did you know that prayer unlocks the doors of heaven so that “thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven”? Did you know your prayers sown in the privacy of you prayer closet touches the heart of your heavenly Father? Well, He loves to hear from His kids all the time.
Let Us Pray
Thank you Father that you call us your children, lights in the world and heirs of heaven. Thank you that because of Jesus we can approach your throne of grace knowing you hear and answer our prayers . Forgive us Lord when we grow weary in coming to you and often seek our will rather than yours. Today Lord we approach your throne with humble hearts truly seeking your will for our nation. We pray you give wisdom to Pres Trump and Mike Pence and all those under their authority. Lord we pray they would seek your will and make decisions based on the principles found in your word. We lift all those running in the next election including Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as well, Trump and Pence, and our local elections too, that they seek your face and turn from their wicked ways and hear from heaven. Lord heal our land. Teach them your ways, reveal your truth, and dear Lord show us, as citizens of heaven, what our part in this is. Let none return evil for evil. We pray for a miracle and that many would be drawn by your Holy Spirit to repent and turn their lives over to you. Give us courage to stand for the truth with love and humility remaining faithful to you and kind to others. We give you thanks in advance for the outcome and will await daily to seeing your hand in our midst. To you be the glory in Jesus name, AMEN
BE ENCOURAGED, Lucy