Pray for our Leaders

October 11, 2011  
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I Timothy 2:1-2 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”

In the Old Testament Abraham interceded before God on behalf of Sodom. Moses stood between God and Israel and saved Israel from destruction. When Achan sinned, Joshua brought the peoples case before God! We live in a day of dwindling regard for authority and its easy to add our voice to the crowd of critics. Even if you didn’t vote for those who are in power, the Bible says, Pray for rulers and all who have authority. It is simple, it pleases God. We should ask God to give our leaders three things.

First of all, humility, Proverbs 15:33 says, “before honour is humility.” Servant-leadership is the height of strength. It involves the acknowledging of our limitations and seeking God for guidance.

Secondly, our leaders need wisdom. Instead of praying for the advancement of our own political agenda, ask God to give our leaders sound judgement and ability to make wise decisions.

Third, our leaders need courage. Psalm 27:14 says, “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” In the face of global terrorism, financial unrest accompanied with a climate of fear, pray that God will give our leaders the strength to do whats right not just whats popular.

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