Leaders Need Prayers Too – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional April 11th



(Pray Continually For The Leaders Of Nations)

TO THE BIBLE: 1 Timothy 2:1-2 NIV
“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”

“Mum, why do we always pray for leaders of the nations?” asked Helen.
“Well, the Bible tells us to pray for them. Also, remember that the devil tries to manipulate these well-meaning leaders to do evil things. It’s important we pray to stop his influence over them,” her mum explained.

In Acts 13:6–12, there’s an interesting story about Barnabas and Paul’s missionary work in Paphos. While spreading the word of God in the city, the deputy, Sergius Paulus, wanted to hear from them. However, one of his influential officials—a false prophet and sorcerer—tried to interfere with their mission.

But Paul, recognising Elymas’ harmful intentions, confronted him and said, “At this very moment the hand of God’s judgment comes down upon you and you will be blind—so blind you won’t even be able to see the light of the sun” (Acts 13:11 TPT). Suddenly, the man went blind and backed off!

Sergius Paulus was wise, but he didn’t realise the negative influence Elymas would have on him, as he was planted by Satan.

Therefore, in praying for the leaders of your city, state, or country, remember that there’re times Satan plants his own people among them to distract them from hearing the Word and from getting to know God.

Therefore, using the Name of Jesus, break the power of Satan over those who work with leaders and seek to influence or counsel them to go against the will and purposes of God.

Furthermore, command the devil to lose his grip over their minds so the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ would shine unto them.

Affirm that their hearts are open to receiving the Gospel willingly, and, as a result, righteousness springs up in their hearts and the wisdom of God guides their thoughts. Glory to God!

Go Deeper
1 Timothy 2:1-4; Jeremiah 29:7; Proverbs 21:1

Father, your desire is for the leaders and peoples of the nations to be saved and for your righteousness to rule their hearts and guide their thinking. Therefore, I pray for the leaders of nations that their hearts be opened and receptive to the Gospel. I pray that your Word will have free course, be glorified, and have prevailing power in their lives, effectively cutting off every negative influence from among them, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Luke 12:49-59, Judges 10-11
Mark 1:14-28, Leviticus 11

Pray for leaders and all men today as admonished in 1 Timothy 2:1-2.

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