Monday, 28 September 2015

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12 Prayer Points for people in authority (Our Leaders)




 
The life of every individual in a nation is impacted by the vest majority of people in the authority.
For us to enjoy the benefits that our country brings, we must strive to always pray for the people who has been made to rule over us; in governments, religions, families, judges, lawyers, business, police officer, executives and managers those involved in educational leadership, medical practitioners and hospital administrators. Are they worth praying for? How can we pray for them for? What are the point we should pray  about?



Here I listed twelve prayer points with scriptural backup to help you pray for them. They covert our prayer, without our prayers they will be doomed and lead us astray.
God is glorified when you pray for your leaders.

      1.     That they be God fearing and recognize that they are accountable to Him for each decision and act.  – Proverbs 9:10
If our leaders will recognize the fact they are will give account to God on the last day, I think, they will work hard to ensure that they work very hard.


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     2.     That they be honest in financial, tax and ethical matters – 1 Timothy 6:10, 1 Timothy 6:6-10

You can agree with me that most of the revenue our country, states and Local Government councils generates are no where to be found as they are either embezzled are mismanage by our so called leaders. But if every one of us will devote five minutes each day to pray for them to lead aright, then we will see are new revolutions in our country.

    3.  That they be granted wisdom, knowledge and understanding to lead the citizens.  – James 1:5

Wisdom is the ability to discern between good and bad. Our leaders in the government, religious, family cycle will humble themselves and seek for Divine wisdom and knowledge, they will go far.
We need to pray for them to be endured with divine wisdom and understanding in every aspect of their leadership.

    
       4.    That they seek pastoral care and counsel when needed. -  Hebrew 13:7
Many leaders work on their own, seek humanly counsel and neglect the counsel of the Lord. We must pray for our leaders to be humble and seek a pastoral counsel.

   
       5.   That they seek and follow godly and God fearing friends and colleagues. Psalms 1:1-3
The friend you keep determines your future. We must pray for the leaders to seek friends that will make them successful in their position. Many leaders are not wise enough to determine the type of friends and colleagues they will mingle with.

   


     
  6.   That they be generous and have compassionate hearts for the poor and needy. – 1 Kings 10:33-37
This is one of the major area we will  pray for them. They need to be compassionate and generous to the people they are leading.
Most of they are there for their selfish interest, only to satisfy themselves and not the people they are meant to lead and govern.
There is nothing that melts the heart of people more than prayer.
 Prayer is the powerful toll that we must employ to win the heart of our leaders and thereby doing what they are ought to do to their followers.

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      7.    That they recognize their own inadequacy and pray and seek the will of God. -  Proverbs 3:5-8

The best teacher we can employ is ourselves. Leaders need to recognize their inadequacies and make amend on them.


      8.  That they have courage to resist manipulation, pressure, and the fear of man. – Proverbs 29:25.
A courageous man is a powerful man. Our leaders need our prayers to be able to resist temptation from the things around them. Most times, they are manipulated to do against their wish. In a country like our here, Nigeria, you know that godfatherlism is the order of the day, when some man some where will sponsor somebody out there to emerge a particular position and thereafter, manipulate the man to do against the wish of the people who he is leading.
This is the time we will pray for our country. They need the prayers now more than ever.


      9.  That they read the Bible and attend prayer meetings and Bible studies. – Psalms 199:11. Colossians 3:2
How many leaders in the government read the Bible and attend prayer meetings today?
A leader who made God his foundation will be difficult to manipulate in life.


                    10.  That they be given godly counsel and God-fearing advisor. -  Proverbs 24:6

We must pray for our leader so that any counsels that come across them will be godly. We must pray that God will turn all the counsel of the wicked to foolishness.
We must also pray that anybody that they choose to be in their cabinet to be God-fearing; adviser, ministers, commissioners, etc. will be God-fearing.

      11.That they be honest and faithful to spouses and children. – Malachi 2:15-16
The Bible said in 1 Timothy3:4-5, that a leader must be the one that rules his house very well, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, …)
Let’s start praying for the leaders to be able to know how to first rule their house. If they are not able to rule their own house, that means they will not be able to rule the people outside.

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          12.  That they be prepared to give account to Almighty God.  – Hebrews 9:27
This is the most important aspect of we must not neglect to pray for them.
Let’s remember that every action we take in life, we must give account of it. Also know that being a leader is not an easy thing especially in political and religious aspects. In this context, you are leading people from different background and ethnic groups with people with different view of life. Preying for our leaders is therefore very important.

In conclusion, the Bible enjoins us to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem (your Jerusalem is the country you are now): they shall prosper...” Psalms 122:6


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