Prayers for everyone…

Encouragement from St Paul. IMG_1173.JPG“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2, NRSV

10 thoughts on “Prayers for everyone…

  1. I just heard approximately 2,700 gathered in NJ Capitol this am with Franklin Graham for prayer for their State and our Nation! 🙏🏼 How blessed are we as a Nation to have these gatherings in state after state!

  2. Yes, we surely are blessed as a Nation, Sara, to have so many making the time and space to pray and that Franklin Graham has organized this from state to state. It is encouraging to hear, and also to know that because of those engaging in ‘prayers for everyone’ that a result will be a “quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity”.

  3. And look at what verses 3-5 reads in 1 Timothy 2: 3-5: (NIV) “3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.” Thank you, Mr. Graham for organizing and praying for our country in each state!✝🇺🇸

  4. “PRAY”….would you say this is the one thing Jesus asked of His disciples when He was facing a cruel death on our behalf? “Matthew 26:36-50New International Version (NIV)

    36 Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37 He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”

    39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

    40 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. 41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

    42 He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.”

    43 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. 44 So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.

    45 Then he returned to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the hour has come, and the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners. 46 Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!”

    1. Tammy, your slack scripture puts a little fear and distress in my day. I thought best after reading the above story of some slackers for me to get back to the backbone of prayer, aka The Lord’s prayer. I hope others will join me in breaking parts down to workable thoughts to enable my prayers to ignite a little fire from heaven to touch down on earth.
      “Our Father, which art in heaven,
      Hallowed be thy Name.
      *Thy Kingdom come.
      Thy will be done in earth,
      As it is in heaven.
      Give us this day our daily bread.
      And forgive us our trespasses,
      As we forgive them that trespass against us.
      And lead us not into temptation,
      But deliver us from evil.
      For thine is the kingdom,
      The power, and the glory,
      For ever and ever.
      • Thy kingdom come
      “God’s kingdom is to do with His ways and order. So here we are asking that God’s ways happen here, as they are fully obeyed in Heaven.”

      My start ?…who has to fully obey on earth? The one praying? Church? These groups we have named? I pray and you obey?

      Let’s break down this prayer to meet and greet our thoughts and ways.

      1. Thy Kingdom Come: I make a plea to the Father for God’s kingdom…His government… to come, first of all in my heart as an individual believer; then in the Body of Christ, America and on the earth. His will to be done, accordingly…in my heart first, the church, our nation and globally. If I, the pray-er do not obey, it seems useless to excuse myself from His government but intercede for my brother/sister to obey. Will God listen to the intercessory prayers of someone who asks for God’s will to be done in others’ lives while ignoring the commands of the Lord Jesus Christ in their own? I think not. So a check up is in order…..examination of conscience to determine how our ”love life” is doing….for starters, anyway.

      2. Adding to MG’s comment into another ocean wave. One might get a stingray sting with ‘forgive those that trespass against us and then the sting and our trespasses against them…”

  5. There is another ministry also touring America, Lamplighters Ministry stopping at central locations in several states across the nation gathering pray-ers to beseech the Lord in behalf of our nation.
    Hopefully, it seems the church is waking up and realizing the dark times we are in….and the encouragement and exhortation to pray….”If My people”….He doesn’t even say the nation….He just asks HIS OWN people, the saints….. to pray, seek His face and turn.” That is His church that He is pleading with to pray.
    In another place, Jesus said that if we will believe….when we pray….that we receive what we are petitioning the Lord for, we shall have our request. ”Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24.
    What a glorious promise. Therefore we should be encouraged to ‘pray without ceasing for this is the will of God concerning us’…His people.

  6. “Let’s break down this prayer to meet and greet our thoughts and ways.”…

    “Give us this day our daily bread.”
    Reading Matthew Henry’s commentary on this part, he said, “We ask for bread; that teaches us sobriety and temperance: and we ask only for bread; not for what we do not need. We ask for our bread; that teaches us honesty and industry: we do not ask for the bread of others, nor the bread of deceit, Pr 20:17; nor the bread of idleness, Pr 31:27, but the bread honestly gotten. We ask for our daily bread; which teaches us constantly to depend upon Divine Providence.”

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