1 Timothy 2:1-6
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. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, a testimony at the proper time.
Intercessions are the concerns of others that we bring before the Lord. We must pray for our leaders, that they have wisdom from God to make good and right decisions that seek peace and tranquility for all people, especially the weak and hurting, the needy and discouraged. God’s goodness and delight is not reserved for the majority, those of a particular persuasion, or even for only us and those like us. No, God desires that everyone experience His salvation that is demonstrated in a tranquil and quiet life, in all godliness and dignity. We can pray for leaders who will bring justice and concern to those who the world would overlook.
For leaders who would look out for the concerns of all people:
· Those dealing with COVID
· The sick and those facing healthcare issues
· The unemployed
· The homeless
· Those treated unjustly – socially, racially, economically…
· Widows, single mothers, orphans, foreigners
· Others the Lord brings to mind…
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. Thursday night will be led by our Students ministry.