First of all then I admonish and urge that petitions, prayers,intercessions and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all men, for kings and all those who are in positions of authority or high responsibility, that outwardly we may pass a quiet and undisturbed life, and inwardly a peaceable one in all godliness and reverence in every way. For such praying is good and right, and it is pleasing and acceptable to God our saviour, who wishes all men to be saved and increasingly to perceive and recognise and discern and know precisely and correctly the divine truth. (Taken from the Amplified bible)
We are instructed and encouraged to pray for our Government, and those in authority ruling the country and the world at large. If we fail in this duty as people of God, we cannot possibly expect them to do a good job! All they will manage to do is lean on their own human understanding. This however is influenced heavily by the god of this world, whose goal is chaos and destruction on as large a scale as possible. (The evidence is all over the news!) We need to pray for God’s wisdom, mercy and help in these last days as we declare that ultimately God’s will be done on this earth even as it is done in heaven!
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