Pray for All!

With so much political turmoil spewing around us- what are Christians to do?

We are told to PRAY!

1 Timothy 2:1-4 (NKJV)

Pray for All Men

2 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessionsand giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

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Focus Words: Supplications, Prayers, Intercessions

Supplications- the action of asking or begging for something earnestly or humbly. This term was typically used when addressing someone with great power or authority.

Prayer- a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God.

Intercession - the action of saying a prayer on behalf of another person.

(It is also used when approaching the king, hence a technical term), a petition, prayer, intercession.

I wonder how many Christians today truly understand the POWER that is released through prayer?  If they truly did, I believe they would view PRAYER differently.  I believe that if they did truly understand its power, that prayer would be their first choice instead of their last resort.

Take a few minutes to think about these statements like you are hearing them for the very first time- THEY ARE SO INCREDIBLE:

Prayer allows us to speak DIRECTLY to THE KING OF THE UNIVERSE! 

Through prayer we can invite our ALMIGHTY FATHER to FIGHT FOR US!

Isn’t that AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is POWER in PRAYER PEOPLE!!!!

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1 Timothy 2:1-4(NKJV)

Pray for All Men

2 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

History of this verse:

You may be wondering who wrote this verse.  You may be thinking that the author couldn’t possibly understand the hate and turmoil that we are witnessing in our society today.  As you read further you will discover just how wrong you are.  Paul wrote these verses during a very turbulent time in history.  Read more from the following website:

 from https://billygraham.org/decision-magazine/october-2014/praying-for-our-leaders/

Understand that the Apostle Paul is writing this instruction to his protégé Timothy at a time when the vile emperor Nero was at the helm of the vast Roman Empire. Christians were viciously persecuted, clothed in wild animal skins and put in the arena before hungry lions, even covered red in pitch and used as human lanterns to light the streets of Rome.

Nevertheless, the aged apostle, who would soon be martyred during Nero’s reign of terror, instructs Timothy to make prayer for the rulers of his day—including the deranged Nero.

Paul understood that the battles he and the early church were facing were spiritual battles.  He understood that these battles were too strong for him or the early church to battle alone.  He understood that to live in peace that they needed to stay focused on LOVE.  This meant that they must PRAY and allow God to fight their spiritual battles! Notice why Paul said to PRAY for the kings and those in authority- so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 

**That should be our desire today: for us to be able to lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.  Let's PRAY for God to FIGHT our BATTLES so we can live a peaceable life :)

There is POWER in PRAYER PEOPLE!!!!

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1 Timothy 2:1-4 (NKJV)

Pray for All Men

2 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Connections to us

Our world is still under spiritual attack.  We may not have an evil leader named Nero, but we are surrounded by evil, on a daily basis - Isis, terrorism, crime, hate, etc.  Satan is lurking; he is plotting; he is waiting to destroy! His desire is to divide our nation. The devil is trying to extract every ounce of peace, love, and godliness from our world today.  He is trying to replace these things with turmoil, hate, and division.  Let’s not give into the devil’s schemes.  Let’s unite in PEACE LOVE, AND GODLINES. Let’s PRAY for God to fight our spiritual battles for us.

If we want to truly make a difference for the KINGDOM of HEAVEN, we need to continuously PRAY!  As it states in our focus verse for today- we are to take ALL our needs and requests to GOD first.  We must PRAY for our leaders! It is through these prayers that God will bring us a peaceable life so that we can focus on our own godliness! 

We live in a spiritual world, people. We have OUR ALMIGHTY CREATOR - THE ONE AND ONLY KING OF THE UNIVERSE ready to fight for us. Let’s allow HIM to fight our “spiritual” battles. Let’s pray and give our concerns to God! Our Lord God has a plan!!!!  The good news is that in the end- Our Lord God WINS! :)

From this day forward, let’s do our part to spread LOVE and PEACE all over Facebook. It is time for us to unite together in PRAYER! The people in government are but VESSELS. As vessels, they can be used to either spread GOOD or grow EVIL.  God is waiting with his army of angels ready to fight for us- The Lord is wanting to use this presidency (and ALL presidencies) to GROW HIS KINGDOM - it is up to us to ASK him to DO THIS! Are you ready to see what the POWER of God can do?

If so, let’s vow to UNITE AND PRAY! Our prayers DO MATTER…. YOUR prayers DO MATTER! 

If you would like to create your own "War Binder"- we have added free printables on our Pinterest page.  https://www.pinterest.com/biblesfth/bible-stories-from-the-heart/

A "War Binder" is a binder used to help organize and document your prayers. It is a way to help you grow your faith through prayer.  PRAYER IS POWER!   A "War Binder" is a POWER BINDER!!!!