November 6, 2012

Kings and Presidents

Written by Boyd Bailey

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- November 6, 2012

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (1Timothy 2:1–2).

Kings and presidents come and go, but while in office they require much prayer. Public servants need sincere supplications from servants of the Lord. These leaders of nations have the power to inflict harm or uphold justice. They can pass laws that lead to fiscal irresponsibility or wisely legislate financial protection for the country.

It is God’s response to our prayers, not pundits, who reveals the wisest choices. Our president is a mere man, but he is a man under the authority of almighty God. His mandate is not first from earthly man, but first and foremost from his Father in heaven. Rulers, who recognize and embrace their accountability of the temporal to the eternal, rule most wisely.

Pray our president will lead us to live faithful and contented lives under Christ’s lordship. Pray our commander in chief will receive inspiration and instruction from the Commander in Chief. Pray for our president to look into the future with eyes of faith and create a culture of character for our children and grandchildren.

Pray for our president to honor the sanctity of life in the womb. Pray for our leader of the free world to lead us into a high view of holy matrimony between a husband and wife. Pray for our president to pray. Pray for him to lead with conviction, courage of heart, and humility of mind.

Indeed, your prayers for the president are “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” (1 Timothy 2:3–4 NASB).

Prayer: What day of the week can I take five minutes and pray for our president to have the wisdom to make the best decisions and the courage to follow through, regardless of the consequences?

Related Readings: Nehemiah 1:11; Ecclesiastes 3:12–13; Romans 13:1–7; 1 Peter 2:9–13

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  1. Roxie Smith says:

    Amen. Excellent WH devo. Praying for God’s grace and mercy on our country.

  2. Sandi says:

    Thank You God – Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. And thank You for the Watchmen on the wall – bless them too. Amen.

  3. Annett says:

    Thank You so much for the Wisdom and Knowledge of God ‘s Word to remind the “Christian” of our job, and
    to stay focused and be doers of Matthew
    28:16. NOthing catch God my surprise, I read that He Neither Slumber Nor Sleep, and even the Heart of the King is in the Hands of The Lord. Thank You Again!!!

  4. Thank You for the Word of Wisdom and Knowledge. This is so good God’s Will be Done Today and Forever.

  5. Rose Marie says:

    Good thoughts about prayer. Confused about your comment “What day of the week will you pray?” —
    You certainly have to be kidding to suggest that we only need to pray one day a week. 🙂

  6. Annett says:

    OOPS: Men ought to always Pray and not Faint,we Live one day at a
    time. Thank You!

  7. Andrea says:

    And more than anything, pray that your leader follows the One true Christ and not a false, unbiblical lie. What does it matter if a person claims to have beliefs if they deny the Christ from whom stems all those beliefs? “For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect–if that were possible.” Matthew 24:24 (NIV)

  8. Ray says:

    Wisdom hunters was sent to by a loving and God fearing sister, I truly love. KIng’s and President’s general theme is supported by the book of Romans. Fact, it states, God Appointed them, and all other authorities.

  9. Andrea Jones says:

    What do the Mormons believe?

  10. Boyd says:

    Andrea here is a link to an explanation of Mormonism you may find helpful…

    A fellow servant of Jesus,


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