PRAY FOR ALL MEN!
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men; 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” (1 Timothy 2:1, 2)
Prayer is the foundation of a godly society. Paul admonished us to offer prayers for ‘kings and all those in authority’ (1 Timothy 2:2) When we pray for our rulers, they become softened to the purposes of God…respectful to the Church of God…honest and just in their lawmaking.
A ‘peaceful and quiet’ (1 Timothy 2:2) society is the best environment in which the lost may be saved. When satan is influencing government, wicked laws are passed, anarchy rules and the Church is persecuted. The preaching of the Gospel, the printing of the Bible and the establishing of churches is forbidden.
God our Saviour ‘wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth’ (1 Timothy 2:4) He sent His Son as the ‘ransom for all men (and woman)’ and thus desires nations to be opened to the preaching of the Gospel. We should pray specifically for each nation and ruler, lifting ‘up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing’ A praying Church, an open government, a perfect sacrifice and an obedient preacher will bring the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
DECLARATION OF FAITH
“I commit to praying for all men especially government & those in authority for peace and harmony in Jesus Name, Amen”