Week of Repentance: Day 5

assyria-1827296_960_720.jpg1 Timothy 2:1-6

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleasesGod our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.”

What an important reminder! Whether we agree with the president or not, whether we think our current president is wise or foolish, we are called to pray for our leaders. Pray for them to have wisdom far beyond their own knowledge. Pray for them to have understanding of the consequences of their decisions. Pray for clear communication with those who report to them and with other leaders around the world. But most important, pray that they would know the Lord Jesus and would obey God above all else.

I believe that God is sovereign, so regardless of meddling by Russia or last minute news stories about email servers, in the end, those who are in office are there because God allowed them to be there. (Romans 13:1) Therefore, God has some purpose in them being in leadership. Pray that purpose is like that of King Josiah, rather than that of King Zedekiah.

King Josiah led his people to repent and turn back to God. Zedekiah led in rebellion and ultimately led them to captivity in Babylon.

Join me in praying for personal, corporate, and national repentance this week. To follow the Action Guide for the Week of Repentance, sign up for free at www.WeekofRepentance.com

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