Prayer is very important!
The author, Paul, is stressing (through a letter to Timothy) first things first – pray different types of prayers on behalf all people, throughout the world! (Pray earnestly, pray for ourselves, pray for others and give thanks to God).
Paul has shown us that it is very important to pray for governments, leaders and for all those in authority. God has created an order and it is our duty to follow the rules and regulations set out by our Governments, etc. Because the rules are set by man, every high ranking official should have Godly morals such as; great respect, reverence, wisdom, knowledge, goodness, affection, submission, gratitude, obedience and honesty; because these are the main virtues needed if we want to live an orderly, quiet and peaceful life. Unfortunately many of those in position of authority do not know you or have any kind of respect for you God.
Regardless, it is still your desire that ALL men come before you for salvation, to learn your ways and become a child of God.
Father, you can accomplish anything/everything on your own, without our help. However, you do not want us to be puppets at your beck and call, so you have chosen to make Christians a part of the solution. By praying for others, our hearts our opened and love, joy and peace can pour out, just the way you intended.
Through knowledge in you Lord, many can find salvation and it may all start with a prayer!
I thank you for the privilege of praying for others. It helps me to take the focus away from myself and place it on someone else and their needs.
I give you thanks for the people in authoritative positions that already know you. We need strong Governments headed up with people that can hear your voice and can be willingly led in their decision making and in the ways they run their countries.
At present, we are living in a world where everyone doesn’t play by the same rules. Many worship gods who can’t hear or help them and yet they KILL in the name of their gods. However, Christians willingly DIE in your name God. All men need to know you Lord, the one true God and prayer can make that happen!
Father, may the leaders of all countries be touched by the Holy Spirit. May the veil be lifted and they see and acknowledge that there is only one true God and that Jesus is his Son. May their eyes and hearts be opened and may they repent and accept Jesus into their lives. Once the leaders have accepted you, the love of the Lord will quickly flow into many others.
Father, I know that our days are running short before Jesus comes in the heavens. That means that many leaders (and their followers) may not turn to you in time, but Lord, many will and it’s those we need to pray for.
I ask that you would bless me with the strength to always take a stand for you. I know that the enemy can work through me just as quickly and easily as he can anyone else, so please Lord watch over me, cover me with the armour of God and keep me close to you, as I work, live and extol your name! I am so very blessed Lord to already know you.
I pray In The Holy name of Jesus Christ who is my Lord and Saviour.