What is the best thing that you can do today for yourself and your own faith?
What is the best thing that you can do today for someone else and for their faith?
What is the best thing that you can do today for the church and for its witness in the local community and in the world?
What is the best thing that you can do today for our nation and for our leaders?
The answer to all of these questions is given by Paul today in 1 Timothy 2:1-4:
First of all, then, I urgethat supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Paul tells us today to pray for all people. To pray for kings and for leaders.
Pray for the strong and the mighty, pray for the weak and the frail. Pray for the ones that you love and admire, pray for the ones that you can’t get along with.
Pray for your friends, and as Jesus would say, pray for your enemies.
As verse 4 says – God wants all to be saved. Everyone. John 3:16 reminds that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son for the world. God wants every one to be saved. To know Him. To enter into relationship with Him.
And so we do our part. We love. We forgive. We share. We witness. And we do the very best thing that we can do.
Today, pray. Pray for all. Pray specific for specific needs, and pray in general for things you don’t know about.
But pray. And in doing this, we are pleasing God. And doing the very best thing that we can do!
Today, may we pray.
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