|Posted on January 23, 2017 at 11:15 PM|
Grace and peace be with you all,
Do you pray for our elected officials?
I admit, it's easy to forget - especially when the person in that office is not the person you hoped would win the election. (I confess, I honestly haven't done this much in the past eight years.)
So - I am going to try put much more effort throughout these next four years in praying for our governmental leaders.
I have high hopes for this new administration...we have had a peaceful transfer of power and our new president has been inaugurated in a truly glorious ceremony last Friday. It was heartening to hear Scripture, the Lord's name, and prayer given in the name of Jesus.
Please join in praying for our elected officials, and those in authority over us.
"Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you. Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way." Hebrews 13:17-18
"I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior." 1Timothy 2:1-3