1 Timothy 2:1-4
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. 3 This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
9This then is how you should pray…
10Your kingdom come.
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Prayers are our desires, hopes and dreams that we long to see and then bring before God. We long for tranquility in our lives and community. We hope for peace in our country. We pray that His kingdom would come, His will be done; that all the goodness of God and His ways would become reality in our lives, church, community and country. Take a moment as you begin to pray to imagine what it would look like for God’s kingdom to come in your life and our country. What would need to change? Pray for those changes to become reality.
Father, I pray that my life would look like a person living in your kingdom. I pray that every follower of Jesus in our country would live as kingdom citizens – bringing the blessings of salvation to those around us. May we be known as a people of tranquility and quiet lives living in godliness and dignity for the sake of your kingdom and in the name of your Son, Jesus, Amen.
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. Wednesday night will be led by our Worship Arts ministry.