1 Samuel 12:14 – “If you fear the Lord and serve and obey him and do not rebel against his commands, and if both you and the king who reigns over you follow the Lord your God—good!”
Our Leaders Need Our Prayers.
There is a story in the Bible where King David had committed a horrible succession of sins. When Nathan confronted David with his sins, David finally confessed and sought the Lord’s forgiveness. God did forgive him, but serious consequences remained. The enemies of Israel would now be making fun of God.
David’s actions were so alien to the Lord’s teachings that he was causing God to be ridiculed. “After all,” they would say, “if this man of God who is supposed to be a good man that is your king, if he acts like this…guilty of adultery, murdering the woman’s husband, and then marrying the woman…hmmm – you are no different from us!”
All of us have been around ministries when a spiritual leader falls into sin, and we know the disillusionment within the church. But we also know the mocking outside the body of Christ. “He’s supposed to be a man of God! He’s no different from me or anybody else!” And that is yet another negative consequence for sin in our lives.
Pray for your spiritual leaders. Pray for your government leaders. Pray for those in authority over you, because their sins have terrible repercussions for the lives of many. Pray that they will do right and spare us all the disillusionment.
When you step into the gap for another person with God the Father, you may sometimes be going on a major rescue and deliverance mission depending on exactly what you may be praying for.
Loving Father, Your Word says that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. God, help us to be a nation that fears You, a nation that is not afraid to acknowledge that You are the true living God. Help us to stop looking at worldly solutions and to focus on You. It is only through worshipping You in spirit and in truth that we will be able to have knowledge and understanding about the issues of life that are affecting our nation. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.