1Ti 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; (KJV)
1Ti 2:1 First of all, I encourage you to make petitions, prayers, intercessions, and prayers of thanks for all people, (GW)
1Ti 2:1 First of all, I ask you to pray for everyone. Ask God to help and bless them all, and tell God how thankful you are for each of them. (CEV)
Today, the first Thursday in May, is the officially designated National Day of Prayer.
I have not heard a single word about this on the national news media.
Prayer is most important. The Bible commands us to pray for the leaders in our government. At this specific time our leaders most certainly need our prayer support. I believe that we should pray that our leaders will be open and alert to God’s guidance in their personal lives and in their decisions.
1Ti 2:2 Pray for kings and others in power, so that we may live quiet and peaceful lives as we worship and honor God. (CEV)
1Ti 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. (KJV)
Yes, even politicians need our prayer support.
This year has been somewhat unusual. Many of us are confined to our homes under “lockdown orders” because of the Covid 19 pandemic. We have been told “Stay home, stay safe.” Many businesses and workplaces are closed. Schools are not in session. Even churches are closed.
It is nice to be able to gather with other people to pray. But in this time of crisis we can still pray individually and as families for our nation and its leadership. God hears and answers prayer. Take time today and every day to pray for others. Take time today to read the Bible, God’s Word. Take time today to share your faith and what God has done for you with others as God provides the opportunity for you to do so.