As Christians, we are live in a fine balance of standing for what is true, while seeking unity whenever possible. Standing firm in the faith while showing grace to those who do not, holding our leaders accountable while praying for their wisdom and well-being is our prayer this month.
I Timothy 2:1-2, “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.”
I Peter 2:17, “Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.”
Romans 13:1, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
Jeremiah 29:7, “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.
II Chronicles 7:14, “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Scriptures to Pray for our Leaders:
Psalms 2:10-11, “Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling.”
Proverbs 11:14, “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.”
Proverbs 21:1, “The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will.”
Job 12:23-25, “He makes nations great, and destroys them; he enlarges nations, and disperses them.”