Pray For Those In Authority

@tholitz (1127)
Philippines
June 17, 2009 6:36pm CST
Believers have a responsibility to pray for their leaders. If you live in a country where you have the privilege of voting on your leaders, then you need to take that responsibility seriously, be informed and vote as the Lord directs you. Don't allow yourself to be swayed by the emotional tactics used in political campaigns, or vote based on your selfish interests. Vote as you believe the Lord would have you to vote. Vote for godly leadership. But don't stop at voting. Pray for public officials, especially those in high office whose decisions affect many people's lives. PROVERBS 29:2 LB 2 With good men in authority, the people rejoice; but with the wicked in power, they groan.
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
Heya, how are you? Yeah, we really should pray for that everyday. Pray that they are actually doing a great job of what the people voted them to do. Most especially now that there are threats of a martial law in our government. How would we all fare? Would history repeat itself? I sure hope not and I do pray that it doesnt. Thanks for this reminder. Take care always.
@tholitz (1127)
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
Hi bjcyrix! Thanks for always been a responding friend. I think we have a responsibility to pray for our leaders so that they will have the spiritual guideline to lead our country in the right direction. I'm still very optimistic that one day our country will rise again and regain the reputation we have in the continent of Asia. Have a nice day!
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
19 Jun 09
That's a nice way to look at it. It is already a possibly negative issue so why still be negative about it right? We just have to be optimistic, hope for the best, vote for the ones that we think will be fit for the job/responsibility, and pray.
@myx_03 (540)
• Philippines
27 Jun 09
Me and my family always pray for our country. We don't want to see our country like hell. An enemy has no place in our country. I placed our country in the hands of God and everything will be in God's will, in Jesus name,... AMEN!
@tholitz (1127)
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
Hi myx_03! That's a nice practice, praying together as a family. You're very right, we just placed everything in God's hands and seek His leading. Thanks for the response and God Bless!
@Beertjie (978)
• South Africa
19 Jun 09
I am so glad you posted this discussion. Many people have much to say about the leaders, but they never pray for them. I believe we should pray for their salvation first, and also for Godly wisdom for them on how to rule the country. Even if the leader is unsaved, God can still give him/her wisdom and direction on how to run the office. If God could use a donkey to speak the truth, then He can use any leader to guide his country in a Godly manner. May you be very blessed.
@tholitz (1127)
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
Hi beertjie! I think everything works in God's hands. All we have to do is follow His leading and see whatever He wanted to happen. Thanks for the response and God Bless!
• Saint Lucia
18 Jun 09
I agree and will start doing that.Prayer is like gas for our daily living and alot of us dont believe that.But its a way of communicating with our heavenly father.Its hard though to get christian leadership in a country.So most of our leaders leaves alot to be desired.but i like the fact that you reminded us of our duties as voters.
@tholitz (1127)
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
Hi friendship4lyfe! I really like the way you have describe prayer to our life, a GAS (or fuel). I do believe that without prayer, our spiritual life will not move or go forward. They say prayer could move a mountain, so let us pray together so that we could have good and God fearing leaders. Thank you for your response!
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
17 Jun 09
Yes this instruction was given in the bible but I guess it would have be good for you to quote the exact verse that contributors here in MYLOT can see that it was a direct order from God. The bible says there is no leader in authority that was not ordained by God and it is for us to pray for them and not back bite against them.
@tholitz (1127)
• Philippines
18 Jun 09
HI kerriannc! Sorry that I forgot to include or post the bible verse where this thought was taken. Anyway, here it is for you to read; 1 TIMOTHY 2:1-2 NASB 1 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, in order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. Thanks for the response!
• Philippines
16 Sep 09
hello tholitz almost every sunday mass people in the church are praying for the authorities hoping they would do they're job right. but with all of these controversies coming in, sometimes i thought that it takes a lot of karma just to let them in their conscience, but i know most officials still do dirty thingsin the government.
@rsa101 (15496)
• Quezon City, Philippines
19 Jun 09
Very nice thoughts you have in there. I guess many of us who are aspiring to have a better country would do as you've instructed since that is the right way to make this country a better place to live in.