Monday, January 21, 2008

2 Timothy 2.1-2: Prayer of the Week

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.
2 Timothy 2.1-2

The first thing, which is also the most important thing, is to pray. Prayer is more important than anything else we can do in life.

And the object of our prayers seems to be pretty universal. We are to prayer for all men (or women), especially those who have authority in government or civic and community affairs.

The subject of our prayers should at least include that everyone could lead a quiet life. So pray; pray for everyone you know and especially those who have authority over you. Pray that God would bless them, lead them and help them to more faithfully serve him.

Good God, this week we ask that you would care not only for us and our families, but also for those who we know, work with and work for. Give our leaders, in government and business, grace to know your will and courage to do it. We pray this in the name of Jesus our Lord. Amen.

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