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Why You Should Pray For Your Country (part 4) by Interesting15: 10:03am On Mar 18
Wisdom For Destiny Daily Devotional (18th March, 2024)

by Sunday Akanni

TOPIC: Why You Should Pray For Your Country (Part 4)
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I Timothy 2:1-2‬‬
[1] Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, [2] for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.
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*Message*

Still examining I Timothy 2:1-2, we should note that many of those ancient kings and rulers (in different parts of the world) are pagans, and also evil. In our current society, too, many of our political leaders are nasty and ungodly.

But why would God want us to always labor in the place of prayer for these ungodly and corrupt leaders?

Well, it is actually because of us (His children) and the fulfillment of His grand eternal agenda. See what the rest of the verse 2 says:

*"(When we are diligent in raising incense for these guys, the result is that) we may lead (or live) a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence."*

So, while God is asking us to intercede for these ungodly leaders that we don't like, He is actually thinking about our own well-being. Of course, our intercessions can bring about repentance to these leaders (God wants everyone to be saved).

However, looking beyond these guys (many of them won't even submit themselves to the Lord due to power drunkenness, culture and other factors), God wants to use our intercessory prayers to ensure a pleasant environment where our services and communion with Him will keep flourishing.

*God wants us to have societies where we can easily serve Him with peace and pleasantness. And He has given us a strong formula for this: be intentional about raising incense for your leaders.* Maybe this is something some believers in very hostile societies should see and know. Maybe they haven't been diligent in carrying this out, but are only praying for something bad to happen to these leaders

*Prayers*
Pray for your head of state and government.

*Further Reading*
"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." II Chronicles 7:14

*N.B: TO GET THIS DIRECTLY ON WHATSAPP, KINDLY SEND "WISDOM FOR DESTINY" TO EITHER 2348185021024 OR SUNDAYAKANNIOFFICIAL@GMAIL.COM*

Re: Why You Should Pray For Your Country (part 4) by Michael547(m): 10:09pm On Mar 18
Interesting15:
Wisdom For Destiny Daily Devotional (18th March, 2024)

by Sunday Akanni

TOPIC: Why You Should Pray For Your Country (Part 4)
‭‭
I Timothy 2:1-2‬‬
[1] Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, [2] for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.
‭‭

*Message*

Still examining I Timothy 2:1-2, we should note that many of those ancient kings and rulers (in different parts of the world) are pagans, and also evil. In our current society, too, many of our political leaders are nasty and ungodly.

But why would God want us to always labor in the place of prayer for these ungodly and corrupt leaders?

Well, it is actually because of us (His children) and the fulfillment of His grand eternal agenda. See what the rest of the verse 2 says:

*"(When we are diligent in raising incense for these guys, the result is that) we may lead (or live) a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence."*

So, while God is asking us to intercede for these ungodly leaders that we don't like, He is actually thinking about our own well-being. Of course, our intercessions can bring about repentance to these leaders (God wants everyone to be saved).

However, looking beyond these guys (many of them won't even submit themselves to the Lord due to power drunkenness, culture and other factors), God wants to use our intercessory prayers to ensure a pleasant environment where our services and communion with Him will keep flourishing.

*God wants us to have societies where we can easily serve Him with peace and pleasantness. And He has given us a strong formula for this: be intentional about raising incense for your leaders.* Maybe this is something some believers in very hostile societies should see and know. Maybe they haven't been diligent in carrying this out, but are only praying for something bad to happen to these leaders

*Prayers*
Pray for your head of state and government.

*Further Reading*
"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." II Chronicles 7:14

*N.B: TO GET THIS DIRECTLY ON WHATSAPP, KINDLY SEND "WISDOM FOR DESTINY" TO EITHER 2348185021024 OR SUNDAYAKANNIOFFICIAL@GMAIL.COM*
So what exactly should the prayers for political leaders contain?

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