From the Open Heavens Devotional
Grace, Mercy and Peace, Welcome to today’s Devotional Review, 26th April 2020.
Topic: INTERCESSION FOR LEADERS
Text: 1 Tim 2:1-4
(HIGHLIGHT)The Passion Translation
Most of all, I’m writing to encourage you to pray with gratitude to God. Pray for all men with all forms of prayers and requests as you intercede with intense passion… so that we would be able to live tranquil, undisturbed lives, as we worship the awe-inspiring God with pure hearts.
It is written,
…When you Smite the Shepherd, the sheep scatters…
Prayer is one very important tool that guides our leaders. Despite their position, Paul writes that we should PRAY for them
— They make decisions that can influence your (individual) life, family, and even the Church.
Even with the current situation, We see that #wisdom, the fear of God and Justice is needed for them to carry out the assignment of governance,
2 Samuel 23:3
Praying for our Leaders cuts across secular government to Leaders of Organisations, to Church leaders so that people are led rightly.
If you don’t pray
—Then leaders may be unwise in decisions, making decisions from wrong counsellors or
Also Wrong policies may be against the Church (Acts 12:1-2)
— Believers need to pray because Light needs to shine so that God’s Glory is SEEN in the Leadership Sphere
(Raise a Prayer for your boss/political officers and pastors)
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