Praying for our leaders

@Lavera1 (897)
United States
February 11, 2007 8:39pm CST
I would like to know just how many people actually pray daily for our president and our nations leaders. It says in the Bible that we should pray for our leaders so that we can live in peace. I hear a lot of people talking negatively about the president and our leaders only adding to the demises our nation's experiencing. The news is constantly saying horrible things about our nations situation only adding to peoples' fears. And fear has torment. God says He didn't give us a spirit of fear but of power and love and of a sound mind. But prayer would put a stop to a lot of bad decisions that are made in our nation, daily. We can ask Father God to give our president decerning of spirits so he could decipher good and bad advice because he's surrounded my many people every day giving him advice. So pray so that we could live in peace. Peace that the world can't give and peace beyond understanding.
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• Australia
12 Feb 07
Yes, we are called to pray for our leaders. While I think it is necessary to spend time alone with the Lord every day, reading His Word and talking with Him, it is also important to note that prayer is not limited to a "time of prayer". We can talk with Him constantly through the day as we do whatever we are doing. If we have a relationship with God, through the Lord Jesus Christ, He is our constant Companion and we can talk with Him any time and all the time. As we hear the news or read the papers, we can talk to God about those situations. We can also write to our politicians, encouraging them to uphold Christian traditions as they are faced with so much anti-Christian philosophy these days. They DO receive letters from those wishing to pull down our beliefs and who agitate for more "liberal" thinking.
@Lavera1 (897)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Cloudwatcher, you are a very wise loved one who has a real realationship with our Father God. We can talk to Him anywhere and anytime. He'll even put people and things on our hearts to pray about. We should also write to our leader and tell them our concerns, too. For our weapon are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds and any high thing that tries to lift itself above God.
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@bkfuels (1606)
• Canada
12 Feb 07
I never really thought about praying for our leaders, I pray for my loved ones and I also pray for my enemies. Not that I think I have a lot of enemies but I was always taught to pray for the people that you do not like to. It actually makes me feel better.
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@rtkmass (10)
• Italy
12 Feb 07
i don't think our leaders needs we pray for them, they just care we vote for them!!
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@Lavera1 (897)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I not what they need it's what is ordered of us to do in order for us to live in peace. Do you like peace or do you like caous?
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I have to admit I don't always. I know I should and I try to make a point of doing it but sometimes my prayer time seems to "run out" before I get to everyone. I have so many family members and friends who need prayers, and many who don't know the Lord. I do pray for strength, knowledge, and protection for our leaders when I do.
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@Lavera1 (897)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Byfaithonly, I'm not saying that I pray everyday for our leaders, but I do pray and we don't always have to have a set time and place in the day to pray. Keep trusting in the Lord and delight yourself in Him and He'll give you the desires of your heart.
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