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Pray for our Governments World-Wide
All we need to do is turn on the TV, listen to the radio, or pick up a newspaper to see that the governments of nations throughout the world need our prayers. There’s a lot of change going on right now. Some changes we may like; some we may not. It’s easy to get into political discussions that end up bashing certain ideas and political figures more than supporting them. These discussions don’t help the situations and can even create unnecessary strife.
So what can we do to make a difference in the government of nations, our own and others? We can pray. We read in I Timothy:
- “The first thing I want you to do is 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.” (format adapted from The Message, I Tim. 2:1, 2)
With this in mind, let’s make specific time, say 10-30 minutes each day, this month to pray for our leaders in our own government and around the world.
Praying for our leaders requires that we stay above opinions. We’re not proving that we truly believe that God is in control if we’re complaining or arguing with a friend about the lack of control in a certain region of the world or how some leader botched up a particular situation. These are not prayerful states of thought. We read: