Day 2: The Government
“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.” - 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NLT)
God has given us a command to pray for (Kings and those in authority) our President, members of Congress, the Senate and other elected officials. This is a fundamental privilege and calling we have as Christians. This is mentioned over 20 times in the Bible.
The Apostle Paul said these prayers contribute to the peace of a nation: “so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.” But there’s something more. “This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (vv. 3–4). Paul says this pleases God when we pray for those in authority.
The scriptures do not mention that we just pray for those we like in authority.
We pray for all those who are in authority.
Father today I bring the needs of our government before You and ask You to bless our nation through godly leaders. I pray, for our President, the Vice -President, all the Cabinet and the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court to receive the wisdom of God, to act in obedience to that wisdom and for the power of God to flow in their lives.
I pray for the members of the Senate and the House of Representatives to find Your peace and direction, and for these men and women to act and lead according to Your Word. I pray for all those in authority right down to the local governments in our towns and cities. A house divided against itself cannot stand, therefore, I pray for them to be unified in righteousness for the sake of the nation. (Matthew 12:22-28)
I pray for Your protection to cover all our law enforcement officers and the men and women of the military and I ask for godly counsel and wisdom for judges across this land. Thank You, Father, for hearing my prayers that are in accordance to Your will. I receive the answers, in Jesus’ Name.