We all live under some type of government system with certain people in authority. We can pray governmental officials - those people in authority. Why? So that their decisions support our freedom to live a spirit-filled life of liberty, peace, abundance and power. Our prayers, our intended thoughts, our mental focus and believing action, help to ensure our freedom to live a life without fear.
In 1 Timothy 2:1-3 we read what Apostle Paul wrote: "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour."
In reference to the previous verses, to exhort is to invite. We are invited by Paul to pray for those in authority. And you may decide to pray for those in authority to be surrounded by smart people to help them make smart decisions.
Intercessions are requests that you may make for others on their behalf. We can pray with our understand for someone, and we can also pray in the spirit. We pray in the spirit when we don't really know what to pray for, but we pray anyways.
Giving of thanks means to be grateful. We're thankful for being able to pray for others.
The purpose of praying is to live a quiet and peaceable life. Free from all disturbance and agitation that comes from without. A peaceable life is an inside thing. A peaceable life is one of tranquility from within.
We pray for those in authority so that we may life a life that is tranquil and peaceful from without and within, without any fear of doing so.
If you pray, pray for others, particularly those in authority. It's a privilege that we enjoy. It's an important responsibility to pray for others. This type of praying is good and acceptable, which means beautiful and pleasing. Our prayers can have an impact on the lives of others in authority, which result in supporting our lives filled with liberty, peace, abundance and power.
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