“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 1 Tim. 2:1
When it comes to our attitude about those in authority, only three things are required:
When our protest is louder than our prayers, our influence is reduced significantly.
When it comes to how God feels about our supplication, prayers, and thanksgiving for those in authority, three things are evident:
- It is good
- It is pleasing
- It is desired
Our disobedience to pray for those in authority is not only a mockery to him, but it also robs Him of a good and desirable pleasure.
When it comes to the purpose for urging us to pray and his desired outcome for us, three things are obvious:
- That we live a peaceful life
- That we live a quiet life
- That we live a dignified life
Our attitude toward those in authority is strategically connected to our wellbeing.
Dear Heavenly Father, we lift up Kings and Presidents and all those you have lifted in power. We know that “the king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by your mighty hand, and guided wherever you please.” Proverbs 21:1 NLT
We are confident that you are able to bend their will toward yours. Let your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, and let your kingdom will come in areas of decision making, policies and governance.
We are also aware that “It is You alone who judges; You alone decides who will rise and who will fall.” Psalms 75:7 NLT
Lord stand up against nations and kingdoms hostile to your word. Uproot and tear down, destroy and overthrow kings, presidents and authorities that are hostile to your will.
Pull down every thought, teaching, mind set, philosophies and ideologies that exalt themselves against the knowledge of Christ. Let truth prevail.
Build up and plant godly leaders with conviction and moral fortitude to advance your kingdom throughout the earth.
In Jesus’ Name – Amen!