We all have personal views of our leaders and government. Politics are divisive and have even led families to stop talking to each other. Still, regardless of our political ideologies, we should pray for the leaders God has set in charge. He is who ordains our leaders and is in total control of every outcome.
I must remind myself that the current governing authorities are there because God has placed them there. I will admit I do not agree it’s the politics of those currently governing, but I will not question God’s motives. I will continue to pray that His will be done and that these individuals in power have our best interests at heart. Call me naïve, but after 2020, I refuse to let politics affect how I see others and how I feel. I will not hate someone because they are not in my political party. I pray that God uses our leaders for His purpose and will.
“Lord, help me to keep a pure heart. Help me not to let politics and how I feel about our leaders get in the way of Your gospel. May my emotions not be a hindrance. I pray for those in charge; may you use them for Your will. Please keep them in good health and save them. Allow them to see the importance of seeking the one true God. I pray that we may accept Your will and trust that You are in charge. May we rest in Your truths and not the truths of the world. May we not be overcome with emotion while watching the news. May we renew our minds in Your word and not the news. I put my trust in you, and I thank you. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience.”Romans 13:1-7
SDG – “Soli Deo Gloria”