In 1 Timothy 2:1-6 Paul said:
“1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
5For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
6Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.”
Read the first and second verses of 1 Timothy 2:1-2 in the Amplified version “1Forst of all, then, I admonish and urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all men, 2For kings and all who are in positions of authority or high responsibility, that [outwardly] we may pass a quiet and undisturbed life [and inwardly] a peaceable one in all godliness and reverence and seriousness in every way.”
Paul is urging that we pray and intercede for all men and people who are in positions of authority. We need to get on our knees and pray to God to change the hearts of men and women in high places of authority that we may pass a quiet life, peaceful and with reverence to God, in seriousness in every way.
That is our responsibility, we the children of God, who are the righteous, because we all need help in every way, and we need to be the people who ask God for help, on behalf of all of us in this race, in this spiritual battle.
Proverbs 15: 8The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
You see, some of the people we are praying for are not able to reach God through any act of their own, but we, the righteous, can intercede for them, the same way Abraham interceded for Lot in Genesis chapter 18. Reading that chapter, and 17 before it and 19 afterwards is just absolutely great reading!
If people were to open their bibles and just try it, they would see there is so much good reading, and they won’t even notice that God is changing their hearts, by their reading.
Jesus also told us to pray that God would send out harvesters, in Matthew, chapter 9:36 through 38.
“36But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
37Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
38Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”
It is our job, to pray for the lost, and as you can see, God hears our prayers.
So, if those of you reading today have family, children, grandchildren, and friends who are not reading their bibles, and who are not going to church, we can definitely pray for them, and God will hear our prayers.
We also should reach out further, and pray for those we don’t know, and for our leaders and people in government, that God will purge their sins, draw them to Him, change their hearts, send laborers into His harvest, who will show us who to vote for, so Godly men and women will once again be in our government; so we will once again be allowed to pray in public, and our children will be able to pray in school, and we will once again be a people, a nation who was not only founded on God, but also praying to God now, for the protection of our nation, one people, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.