How To Pray For Your Leaders

Ruth lays out a case for what and why we should pray for our civic leaders. She then shares what happens if we don't pray.

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Prayer for Leaders

(I noticed that your children practice Sword Drills in Sunday school, so I have one for you tonight. I prefer to speak from God’s words than my own.)

Why pray for our leaders?

  • II Chronicles 7:14  “If my people….
  • I Tim 2:1-2  “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone__for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
  • Romans 13:1 “Everyone must submit himself....

But does it make any difference?

I John 5:14-15  “This is the confidence we have in……

Okay, so what should I pray for?

  • Care and Cooperation: “Love the Lord your God with……..
  • Criminal Justice: I Peter 2:13  “Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men; whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.”
  • Social Justice: Is. 58: 6-11 “Is this the kind of fasting...
  • Wisdom: James 1:5  “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”

What happens if I don’t cover my leaders with prayer? (A final word from history.)

Ezek 22:30  “I looked for a man……

Will you stand in the gap with prayer?

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