Are we praying for our leaders at this time of crisis? Or are we sniping at them? A few thoughts on the importance of prayer.

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

prayerLast night, the President delivered his annual “State of the Union” address. Some of you loved it. Some of you were infuriated. Some of you ignored it. Many of you feel deeply pessimistic about the direction our country is heading and powerless to make things better. I share your concerns.

However, the Scriptures tell us we are not powerless, and that we serve an Almighty God.

  • “I am God Almighty; walk before Me, and be blameless.” (Genesis 17:1)
  • “Nothing will be impossible for God.” (Luke 1:37)
  • “I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.” (Job 42:2)

As Christians, we know the Lord is sovereign — and this sovereign God commands us in the Scriptures to pray for our leaders.

“First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are…

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