“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 Tim 2:1-2 NKJV
The Bible commands us to pray for all men in general esp. for those in authority. 4 kinds of prayers are mentioned: supplications, prayers, intercession & thanksgiving.
As Singapore celebrates her 51st Birthday, we should uplift our nation’s leaders in prayer. Government leaders need wisdom, courage and tact to lead in a challenging world. We must also pray for church leaders - pastors, board members, ministry leaders & those who have influence in the church. Pray that they will walk close to God spiritually and be sensitive to the Holy Spirit to follow Him and not their own way or the way of the world.
The exhortation to pray has a purpose. We will lead quiet & peaceful lives in “all godliness and holiness” (NIV). How is this related to prayer? Because GOD ANSWERS PRAYER! Things happen when we pray. “The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached to the poor.” - Matthew 11:5 There is supernatural power when God’s people pray!
Prayer is a powerful weapon - tagline from War Room. I invite you to experience the awesome power of prayer personally.
“Prayer is what opens up the floodgates for God to come and be involved in our everyday circumstances.” - Priscilla Shirer, War Room.
- Bob Lum