Are You Praying for Them?

Are You Praying for Them?

Lucinda Secrest McDowell

Our country is awash in disunity, often fueled by shocking words of those who should be leading the way.

It’s disheartening, discouraging and dishonoring to God.

So what can one person do to help turn the tide back to civility and dignity?

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.  1 Timothy 2.1-3

God’s Word says that prayer will bring about peace and please God.


How often do you pray for those who are opposed to everything you hold dear? Do you pray daily for your country’s president and other leaders around your family table? Because children will pick up on our attitude, we need to convey a hopeful spirit.

This is not merely a suggestion for Christ-followers. Prayer for “kings and all who are in high positions” is a mandate. Whether or not that person would have been our first choice.

Prayer is powerful and God can change a heart and a leader however He chooses. Never give up.

Lord, thank you for hearing my prayers for others. Amen.

under the mercy, Lucinda

“Helping You Choose a Life of Serenity and Strength”

©2018 Lucinda Secrest McDowell 

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About Lucinda Secrest McDowell

Author ~ Storyteller ~ Speaker ~ Teacher "Helping You Choose a Life of Serenity & Strength"
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2 Responses to Are You Praying for Them?

  1. mimionlife says:

    Powerful. Yes, pray for everyone, even those people we have a hard time understanding.

  2. maggierowe says:

    Excellent counsel, Cindy.

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