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Updated on November 25, 2014

The Importance of Praying for Our Leaders

The Importance of Praying for Our Leaders

The Importance of Praying for Our Leaders

Key Verse: I Timothy 2:1-2 1. I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2. For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

The Importance of Praying for Our Leaders

What Is A Leader?

The definition of a leader is “the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country.”
A leader is someone who rules, guides, inspires and encourages others.
Leaders are the Pastors, teachers, apostles, evangelists, presidents, husbands (yes ladies, your husband IS the leader of your home) other governmental figures, parents (we parents are leaders), and anyone who holds a position of authority. A decision maker in other words.
I Timothy 2:1-2 tells us that “…first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2. For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”

Why is it important to pray for our leaders?

It is vitally important that we pray for our leaders. One reason is that the enemy of the body of Christ, -Satan- knows that true leaders are sent to teach, and guide God’s people. If he can get them to lose focus, become discouraged, and cause them to walk in error then the body will receive false, and/or doctrine. God’s plan won’t be fully carried out in the lives of the leader, nor will it be carried out in the lives of the body. And, as a result hinders [not stops] God’s Kingdom from being established.

There could also be a mantle that a leader needs to hand down. If we don’t get proper knowledge then we perish or die spiritually.
Leaders are sent to inspire as well. How can they properly do this without proper focus. If they are constantly fighting battles, they can also become weary and uninspired.

We MUST pray for our leaders’ strength, their decisions, their peace, their prosperity, and for Jesus to cover them with His blood. It is our duty as fellow laborers in Christ to pray for one another.
Praying for one another not only provides protection, and blessing to the one for whom you are praying, but you are blessed as well.
Job 42:10 says, “And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before [ESV]. (KJV “And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.”)

True leaders are on the frontline. Their role is to equip the saints for spiritual battle.The Bible is quite clear on the power of our prayers. Look at the scriptures below:
Joshua 23:10
One man of you puts to flight a thousand, since it is the Lord your God who fights for you, just as he promised you.

Leviticus 26:8
Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand, and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

Deuteronomy 32:30
How could one have chased a thousand, and two have
put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold
them, and the Lord had given them up?

Remember that true leaders are given the responsibility over the flock. They are on the frontline. Instead of using your tongue to gossip, slander, or curse leaders, please use your prayer arsenal to gird them up.

Recap:
1. We must pray for our leaders (T/F)

2. Who are our Leaders?

3. Does Satan wants to see God’s Kingdom established?

4. Leaders are on the frontline of this spiritual battle. (T/F)

5. What is a Leader?

6. What does authority mean?

Power of Prayer

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