Friday, March 19, 2010

40 Days of Prayer: Day 27

Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience' sake. Romans 13:1-5

Dear God, our ultimate authority,

I pray that we would be obedient to Your instruction to be in subjection to our governing authorities, even when we are in disagreement with their decisions. Lord, I pray for the people who are leading this nation. I pray that You would turn their hearts to You. I ask that they would seek Your face and Your will as they deliberate over the future of this country and their plans for it. I ask that You would give them wisdom, compassion, discernment, and a desire to do Your will.

Lord, I am secure in the fact that nothing is outside of Your control. I thank You that I can live without fear of tomorrow and the decisions that will have an impact on my future, because it is You who holds my future in the palm of Your hand. Thank You for your lovingkindness to me.

In Your Name,

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