Last week our President delivered his annual State of the Union address. It does not matter if you agree with him or not, it became clear to me we live in a world that is in a tremendous struggle for health, peace and human dignity.
There is no shortage of significant global issues that create a very unstable world, which causes global anxiety at levels I cannot remember.
After hearing the President and then the Republican response, followed by every opinion possible through the media, one thing was clearly missing—prayer. I realize I have not been praying for our President as I am called to do as a believer in Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 says “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for Kings and all those in authority—that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
Wow, what a prayer focus! This is exactly what we need. I am compelled to pray this way for our President and his administration because I realize there is no hope apart from Gods grace, mercy and divine intervention.
Several things happen when we choose to pray for our nations leadership.
1. We are obedient. This is when God works.
2. We invite the only solution into the struggle, the Father.
3. Our own hearts and minds become transformed into Christlikeness.
4. Our hope is established on a firm foundation.
I long for a nation that nurtures peaceful and quiet living reflecting godliness and holiness throughout. This may seem like a audacious prayer but I believe it is worth praying for everyday!
Additionally, I pray that our President will be captured by the love of Christ and become fully devoted to the Lord in all that he does as a husband, father and leader of our nation.
So, rather than be filled with anxiety about where we see our nation and world heading, I’m choosing to pour my energy into fervent and effectual prayer for our leaders. Please join me and discover the freedom it releases in your soul.