Our amazing country was established on Godly principles by leaders that wanted us to have a right to worship God freely.
In times like this, when there are so many different political points of view, it is critical that the church takes its place praying for our nation.
The Bible says:
1 Timothy 2:1–3 (NLT)
1I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.
2Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.
3This is good and pleases God our Savior,
From the above scripture, it is clear that if we desire to live a quiet and peaceful life, there is a condition that needs to be fulfilled. We are to pray for the kings and for all those in authority. In today’s time, we don’t have many kings, but we do have prime ministers and presidents that lead nations, and it is the churches responsibility and mandate to fulfill that condition.
Then the question arises, how do we put down our political opinions and pray for our leaders, if we don’t share their political beliefs? Well, the best place to find the answer is the Word of God.
Firstly, the Lord of our life, and the first order of conducting our lives together with the decisions we make and the things we stand for, has to be scriptural.
Keeping that in mind, we may sometimes feel that our leaders are not morally fit, or perhaps we just feel like they are simply bad and inadequate. Lastly, we may feel that God would never choose a person like that, to lead a nation, questioning why we should show any support to them at all?
At this point we need to refer to the scriptures and we will find all the answers we need. The above scripture taken from Timothy in our Bibles, shows us that it is our mandate to pray for our leaders.
We also see in the Old Testament, that God used even the worst kings to fulfill His purpose. We should align ourselves with Gods plan, and then pray for our nation and for our government based on the will of God.
Never has there been a more vital time for us as believers in Jesus Christ, to put down our denominational, and political opinions. Now is the time to stand and pray to God, for healing and restoration of our nation, the United States of America. One Nation Under God. Have a blessed week. Blessings, #USApray