I'm talking to Paul Hammond on UCB1 right now about church and homelessness! https://t.co/bTAinFi4l7
|Prayer that brings peace and dignity|
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and dignity. 1 Timothy 2:1-2
This passage gives us great instruction in how to pray. It tells us that in order to live peaceful and dignified lives, we must pray. But who do we pray for? We are told that we should pray for all people, for the authorities, for the kings and the governments as well as for ourselves, our communities and the least among us. Notice how we should offer not only our requests to the Lord, but also our thanks. Isn’t that such an important thing to remember. God wants us to pray to him, but always out of heart of thanksgiving. In this week when there are significant changes to the benefit system and in this season of economic difficulty for us as a nation, we should, of course, offer our requests to the Lord, but we should also be thankful for all that he has blessed us with. Let us pray for our government this week. Let us pray for our churches and our communities. And let's pray for the least among us, the lost, the lonely and the homeless.