Updated: Dec 11, 2020
Treasured by God!
"Most of all, I’m writing to encourage you to pray with gratitude to God. Pray for all men with all forms of prayers and requests as you intercede with intense passion. And pray for every political leader and representative, so that we would be able to live tranquil, undisturbed lives, as we worship the awe-inspiring God with pure hearts. It is pleasing to our Savior-God to pray for them." (1 Timothy 2:1-3 TPT)
This is why we pray for people, including our enemies, and especially those in authority. Nowhere does it say we have to like them or agree with those we pray for. We are just commanded to pray!
It is pleasing to our Savior-God to pray for them! You might need to read that again.
I want to please God more than man, more than following the crowd, more than spreading hatred, more than being liked, more than anything. So yes, I'm praying for ALL leaders without exception! I’m praying for all people without exception!
One more thing to think about, God created ALL people, even the ones we may not like or agree with. While ALL may not have accepted Him as Savior they were created by Him. That alone should give us pause before we throw a stone with destructive words.
So are you praying for people as much as you're talking about them, degrading them, making memes that hurt, making them the butt of jokes, and more?
Be Encouraged! ❤