Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday prayer: Our leaders

Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart, saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man. There was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘Give me legal protection from my opponent.’ For a while he was unwilling; but afterward he said to himself, ‘Even though I do not fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow bothers me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out.’” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge said; now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them? I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:1-8)
As we mused yesterday, political leaders are often less than what are to be desired. The question before us today is, will Jesus find us praying for them when He returns (1 Timothy 2:1-4)? "This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." 

So let's pray for President Obama and his cabinet. For Senators and Congressmen. 

For state legislators and assemblymen. City councilmen and mayors. 

Supreme Court Justices and judges of the appellate courts. 

For those who fear God and those who do not. 

For those who respect the sanctity of human life and those who are "pro-choice." 

May God turn their hearts to rule justly for the unborn. Whether they want to or not.

Related article by Russell Moore: Christians, let's honor the president

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