Day 17 of 31. What to Pray; Kings and Rulers
“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” (1 Timothy 2 vs 1 & 2) What faith in the power of prayer. Christians are to influence the mighty governments of countries, securing help and peace and quietness… Let us believe that prayer is a power that is taken up by God in His rule over the world, for rulers in cities, and of districts, we are interested in. When God’s people unite in this, they may count upon, the prayers having an effect in the unseen world more than they know. Let faith hold fast.—–/—–/—– How to Pray; The prayer before God as Incense “Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar before the throne, The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, went up before God, from the angel’s hand, Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake. (Revelation 8 vs 3 to 5) The same censer brings the prayer of the saints before God and casts fire upon the earth. The prayers that go up to heaven have there shared in the history of the earth. Be sure that your prayers enter God’s presence!