Daily Pointers for Connecting with God
Pray for those in high positions
“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 places, 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 come to a knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:1-4.
Big plan: God wants all people to be saved. Plan detail: praying for people in authority helps open the way for that.
Especially during a time of shaking such as this, when God’s finger urgently seems to point to the truth He wants people to come to know – salvation in Christ from the wrath to come.
More than ever, we need our government to realize the limitations on their knowledge and ability to handle a crisis of this magnitude.
More than ever do we need our leaders to turn to wisdom from above, which is in plentiful supply for those who ask, and involve God directly in their handling of the crisis.
So whether you agree with our current government’s policies, or like or hate the people in power, pray for them. They are our sitting government. They need God.
Pray then that their eyes may be opened and they may have en encounter with the Holy Spirit that will lead to godly decisions and actions.
I can recommend using the Intercessors For America resources to familiarize yourself with who-is-who, how to pray for them, and receive alerts for urgent prayer requests. Visit them at www.ifapray.org.
Like today for example – I received an alert to pray for Mark Meadows, who is a godly man of faith and became the President’s Chief of Staff in this time of crisis.
I have to confess that I had to push past dislikes and disagreements to get serious about praying for our government, and remember that Paul wrote this when the Romans were in power. They brutally persecuted the church. Hardly the winners of a popularity contest among Christians.
So I invite you to join me in setting feelings aside, to remember that praying for our government is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, and that the Holy Spirit will help us know what to pray (Romans 8:24).
Let’s be to our President and his team what Aaron and Hur were to Moses, and hold up their arms to ward off this crisis by our prayers.