Saturday, October 12, 2013

October 12, 2013 - Pray for those who represent us

Prayer focus for October 12-18, 2013
This week's church prayer is for
Sacred Spirit Chapel
3442 Loon Lake Shores

The Bible tells us when the upright and the righteous are blessed then a city is exalted and rejoices. In a republic, like we have in the United States, the government is of the people. The leaders represent the people. Our leaders are like a condensed version of the people they represent. The battles the people are going through will be the battles that our leaders go through, but most likely in a greater way. Rather than pointing fingers at them when they do wrong we need to pray for them. If we become their accusers, judge and critic apart from the Spirit of God but from a self-centered, self-righteous attitude then we are helping to bring them down not deliver them from the ungodly influences they face. Our leaders need to clearly see both the heart of the people and the heart of God. We need to pray for clarity of vision so they may have the discernment and wisdom necessary to see through the murky clouds the enemy brings to try and cloud their vision.

We also need to overcome the battles we face in order to help our leaders gain victory in their battles At times we need to voice our opinion to our leaders, they need to know the opinion of the people they represent. And yes, maybe they need to be held accountable for their actions at times, but much of the battle is done spiritually and as we gain victory in our own lives it will affect the spiritual atmosphere our leaders are in as well. The weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but rather bringing every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. Don’t underestimate the power of your life or your thoughts and opinions. Bring every one into line with Jesus Christ—the Word of God. This will bring victory not only to your life but to our cities, states and nation as well!

Proverbs 11:10-11, 2 Corinthians 10:4-5

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