When should government use force and when should it refrain? That’s an important question. Why would a government with its power, strength and weaponry use brute strength to stop someone like David Daleiden? His home was raided and the video material he produced concerning the Center for Medical Progress was seized. Why would all of this be done to protect those who kill babies? Why would that same government choose not to use the same kind of strength, power and weaponry to protect its own officials and/or citizens? Ambassador, Christopher Stevens, and other U.S. citizens who were clearly in harm’s way on foreign soil, died after not being afforded adequate protection from the U.S. Government. Why? Priorities perhaps?
We are living in dangerous and tumultuous times. We are living in wicked times. Yet, God is still on His throne. We must pray for the Church. We must pray for our nation. We must pray for our government. We must pray for this upcoming presidential election. God is, and has always been, our only Hope. And yes, He is very much still in complete control!
PRAYING FOR OUR GOVERNMENT
1Tim 2:1 Heavenly Father, I give thanks for our government.
1 Tim 2:2 I pray for all men and women having authority over us in any way.
Prov. 1:23 Pour out Your Spirit upon them and make Your Word known to them.
Ps 25:21 Cause them to be men and women of integrity, obedient concerning us,
1 Tim 2:2 that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, in all godliness and honesty.
Prov. 2:10 Let wisdom enter their hearts, and let knowledge be pleasant to them.
Prov. 2:11 Let discretion preserve them and understanding keep them,
Prov. 2:12 to deliver them from the way of evil and from evil men.
Psalm 1:1 Make their hearts and ears attentive to godly counsel,
2Chr 20:32 doing what is right in your sight.
Prov. 2:21 Let the upright dwell in our government.
Heb. 12:27 Cause there to be a shaking in all areas.
Prov. 2:21 Let those complete and blameless before You stay.
Prov. 2:22 and cut off the wicked. Let the unfaithful be rooted out.
1Cor 4:5 Bring to light what is hidden in darkness,
1Cor 4:5 and expose the secret aims of the hearts.
Rev 2:5 Let this nation remember from where they have fallen,
Rev 2:5 repenting, and returning to doing its first works,
1Chr 22:19 setting their hearts and their souls to seek the Lord,
2Chr 7:14 humbling themselves, praying, and turning from their wicked ways.
2Chr 7:14 Then hear them, O Lord, and forgive their sins and heal our land.
Acts 26:18 Open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light.
Heb. 3:13 Soften the hearts that are hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
Ps 107:20 Deliver them from their destructions.
2Pet 3:9 Father, You have been longsuffering toward us,
2Pet 3:9 not willing that any should perish,
2Pet 3:9 but that all should come to repentance.
Isa 49:22 Raise up a standard in this nation.
Zech. 10:1 Cause the rains of Your Spirit to flood this land
Hab. 3:2 and revive Your work in the midst of us.
Isa 59:16 Raise up intercessors for this nation
2Cor 10:4 to pull down strongholds over this land.
Isa 40:5 And let the glory of the Lord be revealed.
(Prayer from the Prayer Book “Praying in Victory” found at prayinginvictory.com)