1 Timothy 2:1-2
First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.
Proverbs 21:1 CSB
A king’s heart is like channeled water in the Lord’s hand: He directs it wherever he chooses.
Petitions are a cry to God for the specific and necessary needs of our lives. Particularly as we pray for our nation this week, our country faces many significant needs. God’s Word calls us to make our petitions known for the “kings and all those who are in authority.” We look to our leaders to make good and right decisions for the good of all the people of our country, and God is able to direct the hearts of these leaders (Prov 21:1). As you pray, holding up the needs of our country, petition God to direct the hearts of our leaders.
- Ask God to put the right leaders in place.
- Ask God to help our leaders deal with…
- The pandemic
- Racial tensions
- People unemployed
- Growing poverty
- Communities dealing with natural disasters
- Social concerns; abortion, healthcare, immigration…
This week we will be fasting and praying for our nation. If you would like a guide on how to fast you can get it here. Join us each night at 6:30pm for a time of prayer in the chapel. Tuesday night will be led by our Twenty-Somethings ministry.