Praying for our Leaders…

March 11, 2017

1 Timothy 2:1-4 reads, “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

Wherever we traveled during our historic tour of the nation’s capital, we were confronted with the need for successful prayers, and the positive outcomes that often came about. Whether it was the miraculous success of George Washington crossing the Delaware or the continued struggle of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the fight for civil rights, we need to PRAY!

My highlight of our trip to Washington DC was captured in the picture posted here (at the left). That picture is yours truly, sitting in the House of Representatives, praying for our country’s leaders. We had the unusual opportunity to have a “behind the scenes” tour of the Capital with a six-term congressman from Ohio. We were able to sit in both the Senate and House of Representatives. We were all alone (it was a Saturday) and were able to pray boldly for our country and our elected leaders.

Psalm 45:4 says, “In your majesty ride forth victoriously
in the cause of truth, humility and justice;
let your right hand achieve awesome deeds.”

This is the essential stuff of our prayers for our country and our leaders…that God would be victorious for the cause of truth, humility, justice, and awesome deeds!

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