Pray For Our Leaders

 

There is a lot of contention in our nation over our current president.  Half the people love and support him and the other half are rooting for, if not encouraging his failure.  We have never seen the likes of it, how one man can cause such polar opposite reaction from people. But no matter which side of the political aisle we are on, as a Christian we are commanded to pray for our leaders.  We should pray that God’s will be done in and through our leaders.  We should pray that our leaders would not just seek God, but listen to and obey Him.  We should pray for our president to surround himself with people who will give him Godly counsel. The scripture tells us that God can turn the hearts of kings.  And our prayers can be the catalyst to turn the heads of our leaders toward Him.  If you are not praying daily for our president and all of our leaders, then start today.  By praying for and thanking God for our leaders, we will be on the path to peace.

1 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NLT)

1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes. Proverbs 21:1 (NKJV)