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Praying for our Leaders – and theirs

As the pandemic continues to affect our country and almost every other country too, tensions increase and blame abounds, spreading the contagious dis-ease of bad attitudes and depressing outlooks.  We can contribute to the general malaise, or, as Christians, we can take another tack.  Here’s how the Apostle Paul prayed in troubling times. 1 Timothy 2:1-6   – a prayer of Paul from the King James Version of the Bible I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all…; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Praying for God to empower the church

Kneeling before the Father – from Whom every family in heaven and earth has its true Family Name – let's pray for God’s great glory to give us the power to be strengthened in our spirit through the Holy Spirit. Let's pray for Christ to quicken our hearts with faith, so our lives will be built on unshakable love. And pray for all of God’s people to be fortified by Christ’s love, so we can see how wide, how long, how high, how deep His Fortress of Love really is. For Christ’s love is greater than anything we can know! And His love fills us with God. Now to Him Who Is Able to do far more than we can ask or imagine, let's let His power be at work in us, the Body of Christ, and may we, as one church, bring glory to God for ever and ever. Ephesians 3:14-21 prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2017, using scripture from various translations on Bible Gateway . …

May the peace of the Lord be with you

Don’t worry! Be prayerful. Ask God for everything you need, and thank God, even as you pray. And the peace of the Lord, which is too great to understand, will keep watch over your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler , © 2017, using scripture from various translations on Bible Gateway …

Prayer to discern the power and glory of God

Prayer-a-phrase of Ephesians 1:17-21 May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ – the glorious Father – give you a spirit of wisdom and the knowledge revealed to know Him. May the eyes of your heart be so filled with light, you may know what hope you have in God’s call, what riches of glory you’ve inherited with the holy ones, what exceeding power God has for us who believe – the same power shown by raising Christ from the dead and seating Him at His right hand in heavenly places found far above every principality, authority, power, domain, and every other name we can name – not only in this age but the one to come. © 2015, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrased today’s reading in Ephesians by using several of the many translations provided online by Bible Gateway. …