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. – I Timothy 2:1-2 (NIV)
OBSERVATION: When I read a scripture such as this I do not think of a king as it is referenced. I think of those we place in roles of leadership through the process of election. Those who seek to “serve.” A term we hear frequently, but all too often many seem to forget what it means to be a public servant. An individual with authority must remember where all authority stems. All authority comes from God as we read Romans 13. May all of our leaders have a servant’s heart.
PRAYER: Father God, as we pray for elected leaders, I pray that they understand that with authority comes the responsibility of being a true and faithful servant. May Your hand guide their decisions to do what is right for the people that they serve. Help their words and actions be of Your Will. Give them the courage and integrity to stand for what is right and just. We ask that You be present in their daily lives and they be willing to ask You for wisdom. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.