Day 4 - 21 Day Fast

Day 4 - Pray for your Leaders

1 Timothy 2:1-4

God puts leaders over us for our benefit, and their decisions can significantly impact our circumstances. This is one reason the Bible tells us to pray for those in authority over us from our parents and pastors to our employers and government officials. 

Even if we don’t like or agree with the leaders in our lives, we can still pray for them. We pray for them to have the wisdom and strength to obey God and lead us well. 

When those in authority are obeying God’s will, it’s much easier for us to live peaceful and quiet lives. When they are not obeying God, we pray for their salvation and God’s guidance in their choices, as well as for protection from spiritual warfare.

  • Who are the wise people in authority over you now? How would your life be different without their leadership? Consider how their counsel has helped you, and thank God for putting them in those positions. 

  • Do you ever refuse to pray for someone in charge because you dislike their personality or politics? How do you think God feels about that attitude?

  • Are there big decisions facing your church, your school, your work, or the country? Ask God to give wisdom and discernment to the leaders who will be making those decisions. 

  • What, if anything, challenged you today as you prayed for your leaders? Allow God to speak to you about your heart toward your leaders, and to reveal anything else He wants you to pray for them. 


Dotty Bailey - January 7th, 2021 at 6:10am

Praying for all our leaders.

Dee - January 7th, 2021 at 7:10am

Praying for our leaders of the country & our pastors.

Danielle - January 7th, 2021 at 7:16am

Today’s scripture is ringing so true to my heart thing morning. To live a simple, humble life. Praying for our leaders our country today!

Lisa Fitzpatrick - January 7th, 2021 at 7:43am

How timely! Praying for our leaders. God we need you.

April Fulton - January 7th, 2021 at 9:12am

How relevant and timely message today. I pray for all the leaders in my life and all our government officials.

Sarah - January 7th, 2021 at 10:00am

Wow! How perfectly relevant and what we need to be praying for right now. Isn't it incredible how God sends us exactly the right message when we need it?!