Last week we began strategically praying for the upcoming elections in America. There is less than 40 days until the election. It is a reminder how important God’s people united in prayer really is.
In 1 Timothy 2:1-4, we are instructed to pray for those in high positions:
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
Paul makes a strong point in this passage to place emphasis on praying. He uses the language of supplication, praying, intercession, and thanksgiving. While each may have a varying factor, they are all under the umbrella of prayer. It is clear from this scripture, we are to be praying. Praying for everyone and praying for kings and high officials.
How can we take this scripture and apply it to On The Wall Prayer Movement?
- Spending time praying on our knees, interceding for specific officials, giving thanksgiving for elected officials is part of the praying for the kings and high officials.
- Call the names of high officials in your community, state, and federal government. Obviously it is difficult to pray for everyone, so pick some this week that you can specifically pray for by name.
- Pray that they would come to know Jesus as Lord. If they already have a relationship with Christ, pray they would be bold in their faith and seek God’s wisdom and discernment in every decision.
It is imperative that we as the body of Christ pray over the elected officials in government. Paul continues in 1 Timothy to give us instructions about living peaceful and quiet lives. He also reminds us later on to lift up holy hands without anger and quarreling. In a time where the enemy is scheming to further divide and cause strife in the body, we must remember to be united in prayer, in love, and in humility.
Remember, instructions for the prayer movement are simple:
- Set your alarm/reminder on your device for 12 Noon EST each day for prayer. You only need to spend 3-5 minutes in corporate prayer with us. If you aren’t able to pray at 12 Noon EST, NO PROBLEM! Just pick a consistent time of prayer each day.
- Use the weekly blog/email as a template of how we are praying for the week. It will include a scripture reference + 3 key points to pray.
- Share on social media! Our desire to see God’s people come together as ONE in prayer. The more people that join the movement the better!