Pray for our Nation ~ Pray for our Leaders

Lamentations 1:1-2
” How lonely sits the city that was full of people! How she has become like a widow, who was once great among the nations! She who was a princess among the provinces has become a slave! 2 She weeps sorely in the night, her tears are on her cheeks; among all her lovers she has none to comfort her. All her friends have dealt treacherously with her; they have become her enemies.”

This could be our song of lament if we allow things to continue as they are. We need God back in our nation, back in our life, back in our hearts.

When you enter times of trouble or sudden change, pray diligently and move ahead, doing whatever you can rather than giving up because of fear or uncertainty.

This election has brought much of both. The results are not the liking to everyone. Some are fearful, some are hopeful, but all must rely on the grace and power of God to keep us safe and secure.

In our time of personal confusion, national disenchantment, political correctness and societal disgust and shame; it is said that good is evil and evil is good, we must turn to the Lord for guidance and strength.

As Paul told Timothy:
1 Timothy 2:1-2
“Therefore I exhort first of all that you make supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for everyone, 2 for kings and for all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and honesty”

Nothing is more important than to use this means of grace which gives us access to God. The Christian should pray especially for kings and those in authority, in order that a life that is quiet, peaceful, godly and reverent may be lived.

In urging Timothy to pray, Paul reminds him that God ‘desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth’. Christ ‘gave himself a ransom for all’, and this involves not only preaching, but praying, which should be done peacefully and faithfully everywhere.

2 Comments

  1. Hope you do not mind me responding to you directly instead of posting on your blog. If you would rather I use the blog, just say so, I will not mind Anyway, such words of encouragement are exactly what we need to hear right now. If one combines his/hers response to the election (whatever side they have been on), and that combined with the challenges of life, despondency, fear, insecurity etc. etc. etc. are emotions that the enemy would love to “rub our noses in” to make life more difficult. and bring despondency . We all need encouraging words to aid in “keeping the faith” Keep up the good words ! Hi to Sandie. I am praying for her. M

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