This is one of those posts that recently throat-punched me a little bit. Lately, I’ve been bemoaning the current state of our government and face-palming every single time I turn on the news. My prayers have devolved into complaining sessions instead of truly praying for our leaders. I’ve been so frustrated that I haven’t been following Paul’s instruction in 1 Timothy 2 to pray for our leaders.
I’ve underestimated the power of prayer and neglected my duty to pray for those at every level of authority.
The truth is that one man or woman can have a tremendous impact on a family, neighborhood, community, church, state, nation, and even the world. Let’s take a few extra minutes today to pray for those influential people today.
Have you ever taken a moment to think about what impact one decision made by one man or woman can have on an entire nation or people group?
“In the twenty-third year of Joash son of Ahaziah king of Judah, Jehoahaz son of Jehu became king of Israel in Samaria, and he reigned seventeen years.He did evil in the eyes of the Lord by following the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit, and he did not turn away from them.So the Lord’s anger burned against Israel, and for a long time he kept them under the power of Hazael king of Aram and Ben-Hadad his son.
Then Jehoahaz sought the Lord’s favor, and the Lord listened to him, for he saw how severely the king of Aram was oppressing Israel.The Lord provided a deliverer for Israel, and they…
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