1st & 2nd October
“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. This is good and pleases God our Saviour, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.”
1 Timothy 2:2-4
What a great privilege we have to be able to influence the future of our younger generations by interceding for our leaders. Imagine if our current world leaders had a revelation of who Jesus is, because the Christian’s worldwide were interceding for them. Imagine what change would come into our world. Imagine what the future would be like. Furthermore, praying for our leaders, ushers in a spiritual dome of peace over the world we live in. Imagine a world that is peaceful; where there is no war, no starvation, no suffering, and no fighting. Yes this probably is a picture of Heaven, but didn’t Jesus Himself say that we should pray ‘for His Kingdom to come and will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven’?
Paul specifically encourages Timothy by saying that God ‘wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.’ We can participate in this too by interceding for those who have authority and influence over us. We can pray that Jesus would reveal Himself to our leaders. That He would save them. That He would give them Godliness to rule with dignity and peace. Is it too much to pray that North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un would come to know Jesus? Is it too much that Putin, Obama, Merkel, Abe and other political leaders would find salvation? No it is not. God wants all men to be saved. Let’s start today, interceding and praying on their behalf. If we don’t pray for them, who will?