Bible Reading: 1 Timothy 2.
Insight:“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” (1Ti 2:1-2)
Insight one: Why is it important for Christians to pray for all people and those in power in all countries? That is because it is God’s commandment. Through supplication, we bestow the treasure out of the house in heaven and provide the needs of many people. Through intercession, we are involved in the ministries of heavenly Father all around the world. We pray for all people, because to save all people is truly God’s will. When we make intercession for those in power, we are tantamount to our acknowledging that it is our God who truly holds the authority of the country, and God can use them to fulfill God’s beautiful blessings.
Insight two: Why a Christian’s supplication is a glorious privilege? It is because prayer not only brings us closer to God heavenly Father, but also declares that we are God’s children. No good thing does he withhold from us. When we laborer together with God, we have the responsibility to love what He loves and do what He does. When we are called to be God’s priests to serve God and people, one of the duties of a priest is to watch and pray before God. Don’t underestimate your supplication; God can overturn all impossible things.
Prayer: Abba heavenly Father, thank You for Your beautiful will, which is to have all people to be saved and not wish any should perish. I cannot preach the gospel at the front line like a missionary, nor serve like Church co-workers, but You have given me the opportunity to participate in the ministry of supplication. Please help me to expand my vision in prayers, not only for myself, my family, the church, but also for the fields in education, politics, business, sports, entertainments, media, and others. May God cleanse all the fields so that God’s will can be done, as in heaven, so in earth. I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus, Amen!