PRAY FOR YOUR NATION
Sunday, October 1
PRAY FOR YOUR NATION
(Make Positive Changes In Your Country Through Prayer)
TO THE BIBLE | 1 Timothy 2:1-2 CEV
“First of all, I ask you to pray for everyone. Ask God to help and bless them all, and tell God how thankful you are for each of them. Pray for kings and others in power, so that we may live quiet and peaceful lives as we worship and honor God.”
LE T’S TALK As a young person, it’s important that you pray earnestly for your country. Why pray for your country, you ask? Because that’s what God’s Word says to do! In Luke 18:1, Jesus said people should always pray and not to give up. So don’t get weary of praying for your country. That’s one sure way to get the kind of changes you desire in your nation. The Bible says Elijah prayed that there would be no rain, and the earth was without rain for three-and-a- half years. He prayed again and the heavens supplied rain. How did he do it? Through the earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man, which makes tremendous power available, dynamic in its working! (James 5:16 AMPC).
For you to change things in your country through prayers, you have to pray the kind of prayer Elijah prayed: earnest, heartfelt and continued prayer. This is a sustained kind of prayer that is marked by a deep feeling of conviction. You don’t just pray it once and stop, you continue seriously and earnestly, until you achieve your purpose for praying.
For example, you can pray for a greater in uence of the Gospel in your country; you can pray specially for a change in the laws of your country that don’t favour the spread of the Gospel. Pray in a heartfelt, continued manner for the government of cials, lawmakers, and decision makers, that the Lord will grant them the wisdom and courage to do what’s right and necessary for the furtherance of the Gospel at all times. Don’t give up praying for your country. Continue in earnest prayer until you achieve your desired objective in prayer!
Luke 18:1; 1 Timothy 2:1-3
Dear Father, I pray that there’ll be continued progress and development in my country. I ask for the supply of your grace to all the leaders and the wisdom to know and to do what is required for my nation to experience growth and peace, according to your good intent, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Ephesians 6:10-24, Isaiah 31-32
Titus 1:1-16, Jeremiah 49
Maintain a schedule to pray every morning for your nation.
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