Praying In Troublesome Times
In 1 Timothy 2:1-7, Paul instructs us to pray “first of all” (v. 1). The first thing and the most powerful thing we can do is to pray. “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16). Paul tells us how to pray, who to pray for and why we need to pray.
How? Pray with “supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks” (v. 1).
Who? Pray “for all men, for kings and all who are in authority” (vv. 1b-2a).
Why? Pray “that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence” (v. 2b) and for “all men to be saved” because “Jesus… gave Himself a ransom for all” (vv. 3-7).
Robert Dodson is the Preaching Minister for the Northwest Church of Christ.
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