Thursday, June 10, 2010
Pray for Leaders
To influence leaders for God, intercede with God for leaders.
"1 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence." (1 Tim 2:1-2).
Someone may say to you later, 'Thanks a million for all the days you prevailed with God for us, to make us who we are today in Him.'
Intercession is not a product of our own effort before God, but is the result of God's power of prevailing prayer being made effective through us because of His willingness to answer us.
C.H. Spurgeon describes it beautifully by saying, "It is a mark of wondrous condescension [i.e. supporting or patronizing attitude] that God should not only answer our prayers when they are made, but should make our prayers for us."