“1First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” 1 Ti. 2:1-2
This past week, my wife and I had the privilege of participating in early voting for mid-term elected government officials. We prayed for God’s guidance about who we should elect while understanding that God will sovereignly determine who will actually fill the various positions. We wanted to make sure that we did what we could to further God’s will.
Not everyone, everywhere, has the privilege to helping determine who will govern them, but in our country we do. It is good that as responsible caring citizens we responsibly exercise this right and duty to the best of our ability.
Since, we do not know who will be ultimately chosen, it is important that we pledge ourselves to pray for those who do end up in offices of authority. We need to pray they will have the wisdom, courage, and will to do what is just and right and not just what is popular.
So, exercise your privilege to vote and pledge yourself to pray for those who are ultimately chosen to govern, “so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.”