I Timothy 2:1-3 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour.”
The tallies are in. The results are finalized. The die is cast.
The campaigning is the easy part; the governing is the tough part. As our next leaders transition into their positions, we need to bathe them in prayer.
We are to pray for our 45th President, President-elect Trump who will swear his Oath of Office on January 20th, 2017. We are to pray for the 115th Congress that begins its term on January 3rd, 2017. We are to pray for next term of the Supreme Court, and the filling of Justice Scalia’s vacancy and the others who may follow. We are to pray for new terms of state governments and local governments. We are to pray for the rulings of newly shaped state and local courts.
We are to pray for us so that we can be more faithful in the coming days, months, and years to pray for government and participate in government.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR NEWLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT. We must never fall short of God’s command to pray FOR ALL that are in authority.
For a related thought, please read: http://prayatlunch.us/such-as-had-ability/