I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. Timothy 2:1-3
The United States and its partners began air strikes in Syria and Iraq this week. Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum if you are a Christian you must pray. You may be tempted to think that your puny prayers don’t have any impact on the giant happenings of the world, but you would be wrong. Paul writes to Timothy to tell him that praying is of the highest of importance. He tells him that everyone in his church should be praying “for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life.” The God of the universe has called us to pray. Pray for President Obama and our other elected officials. Pray that God gives them wisdom. Pray that God guides the hearts of our leaders. Pray for those people who want to live a simple life providing for their family who are now in the midst of deadly conflict. Pray that the Kingdom comes and death is put to death.