DAY 6 - Pray for Your Nation's Government
Minister May Boshoff
Word of Faith
Hi. My name is May Boshoff and today we are praying for our nation’s governments.
First Timothy chapter 2, verses 1-4 says, “I exhort therefore, that, first of all,
supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For
kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life
in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our
Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved.” We have been given a mandate by God
and demonstrated by Jesus Himself when He walked the earth regarding prayer.
A petition is a request to do something. We are doing more than just talking to God
about it. We are in need of some action. So Timothy is admonishing us to pray and
seek God regarding all that are in authority. So instead of talking and giving our
opinions about things that is unproductive, we need to turn our attention to prayer.
So much has happened in just this past year on all fronts – political, spiritual
and physical. We can all agree to the challenges we have and still are facing
in our world today. At times, it can be very overwhelming. Unlike the world, we
have a hope in God. We have a power they know not of. What better example to
have then Jesus Himself, demonstrating a life of prayer. The Bible says Jesus
prayed in the morning, during different events. On occasion, we see Jesus in the
Garden of Gethsemane seeking God during very difficult times. Yet Jesus said,
“Not my will be done, but your will be done.” There are so many examples of
Jesus praying. If Jesus did it, we can do it. We must do it. We are called by God.
We are His disciples. A disciple means a follower or a student of a teacher. And
Jesus is our teacher and we are His students. Some of the things that we change
is our school systems, police force, economic systems. We need godly leaders
so we can pray for wisdom and God will surround them with good counsel – that
God will bring them into the knowledge of the truth and to turn their hearts unto
righteousness. Our end result, of course, is found in second Chronicles chapter
7, verse 14 and it says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble
themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will
I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Prayer is our
weapon, saints, against forces of darkness. Let’s use it. Let’s pray for all of those
in authority and watch God move. Remember, Jesus is Lord.