Day 4 - 21 Day Fast

Day 4 - Pray for your Leaders


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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.

Praise
  • 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. 
Repentance
  • 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?
Ask
  • 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. 
Yield
  • 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. 

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