Why Should We Pray for Leaders?
Updated: Apr 5
Day 1 of 21 Days of Prayer. Leaders come and go. They rise and fall. So, why should we pray for them? In I Timothy 2:1-2, the Apostle Paul says, "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty." Notice that God's hand on those who lead us is actually what matters for the kind of life we live. It doesn't matter how we feel about the leader, only that we learn how to pray for him or her. Whether these leaders are in the home, workplace, political arena, or spiritual arena, we are directed to pray for them. We should pray for leaders because God instructs us to. As a result, good things happen.
Why We Pray for Leaders
Life goes well with you when life goes well with your leaders.
Something deeply spiritual happens when we pray for others.
God gives us insight when praying with the right heart.
We start to see and understand things with conviction.
You connect in ways that make a difference right where you are.
Let's make a difference today!
PRAYER: Lord, we pray for all of those in positions of authority; for spiritual and political leaders; for bosses, family elders, parents, mayors, governors, judges, legislators, the President and our Pastors. We lift school boards, business owners, law enforcement chiefs, military commanders, teachers and any other person with authority to impact our lives. Proverbs 21:1 tells us, "The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord , as the rivers of water: he turns it wheresoever he will." We ask you to direct and turn their hearts to righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. We declare that by your leading, they produce quiet and peaceable lives for those they lead in all Godliness and honor. We believe your Word will not return void but will prosper and accomplish the assignment given. And we praise you for the comfort of knowing You, Oh God, are truly in control! In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!
Inspiring Hope and Seasoning Faith, Pastor Sean & Dr. Regina Daigre