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Pray Daily for Government Leaders

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence (1 Timothy 2:1-2). 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).

A daily part of your personal prayer life should be praying for our president and those in authority over us. The office of king or in our case president is a God ordained position. You may not agree with the person in the office, but we are commanded to pray for them. In doing so, God can intervene and bring needed change.

This praying for leaders command is even more important in the election season we’re in right now. Two different ideologies are contesting for public office. Two different ways of seeing the world and of dealing with social, financial, and international problems.

Our nation is in a precarious place with financial difficulty, shifting cultural mores, and international challenges unprecedented in scope. We need a leader who depends on a higher wisdom. As a nation we need to bow our knee to the Almighty and ask for mercy and grace.

Scholars of eschatology (the study of end-time events) have long mentioned that the US is not mentioned in bible prophecy relating to end-time events. This could be because of the rapture of the church and the ensuing chaos it leaves behind. Or it could be because some event erases decades of world leadership and catapults us to a lesser position on the world scene.

This is a time of preparation and prayer. The world is heading towards tribulation and then the second coming of Christ. The church is headed toward heaven. We must rise up in this hour and win souls, taking as many people as we can with us. People are desperate for the hope we have.

Let’s let our light shine brightly. Engage in the political process by first of all praying and then voting. Become involved in daily personal evangelism. This is the hour for us to shine! Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising (Isaiah 60:1-3).

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