Saturday, January 16, 2010

Prayer for Our Leaders

Each day I will be posting from the daily Bible Reading plan we will be doing at West Side. On weekdays we will be going through the New Testament. On the weekends we will read passages from the Old Testament books of Psalms and Proverbs. We invite you to join along.

Today’s reading (Proverbs 3) discuses a common theme found in the book of Proverbs; Wisdom. It talks about seeking the wisdom of God and what comes with it. If we seek wisdom like one searching for silver then we will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

Now most of us in our lives pray for wisdom. We seek God’s wisdom, guidance, and discretion in our lives, but do we ask for that same thing in others lives, particularly the ones we have asked to lead us. We should pray for our political leaders, our church leaders, and even the leaders of our civic groups and organizations.

Today let me challenge you to prayer for the leaders of our country that they seek God’s leadership, wisdom and discretion.

Prayer that our church leaders will seek the leadership and discretion of God as they work to take Christ church to all people.

Prayer for those who work with your children or grandchildren that they will lead and inspire your kids to find God’s guidance in their lives.

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