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Praying for our Government when we don’t agree with them

The Bible makes reference to the need for people like us to be praying for our Government. The challenge we have is that we don’t always agree with what our Government is doing or saying which can make praying very difficult. We know we should pray so here are two thoughts to make this a lot easier:

God has appointed those leaders in authority:

The Bible says in Romans 13:1 “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.”

Pray in a way knowing whether we agree or disagree with our government it is God who has appointed them. It’s very clear our government isn’t aware that they are in this position because God put them there. If they knew, I am sure we would have a very different government.

Pray for a God awareness – that our elected members know God

Pray for Christians to be bold and speak to our non-Christian elected members

Pray for Christian parties to bring our government accountable to God’s ways

Pray for openness to change and that government governs on the principles of Scripture once again

God desires everyone to be saved and come to knowledge of truth:

Again the Bible says in 1 Timothy 2:1-4 “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

It’s not too late for anyone to come into a relationship with Christ acknowledging He saved us and that authority starts and ends with Him. Those elected members need to hear about Christ and be influenced by what we say regarding the Gospel. God wants our government saved and to come to the knowledge of truth.

Pray for the opportunities for our elected members to hear and be changed by the Gospel

Pray for the Christians in Parliament to be bold enough to witness to their colleagues

Pray for the church to put aside political views and differences and to speak about Christ to our elected members

Pray for the presence of God to be felt and our elected members to be moved and changed by it