Praying For Those In Authority (7 of 14) by Donald Cantrell

Praying For Those In Authority (7 of 14)
Series: It Was Just A Prayer Meeting
Donald Cantrell
1 Timothy 2:1-4

Introduction:

In the early church Paul commanded Timothy to make sure the church attended to two things:

1 - Give Attendance to Public Reading of the Scriptures

1Ti 4:13 KJV - Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

2 - Pray for those in Leadership Positions

1Ti 2:1 KJV - I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men;

1Ti 2:2 KJV - For kings, and [for] all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

1Ti 2:3 KJV - For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

1Ti 2:4 KJV - Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

Prayer in the White House

The story goes that one time when Bill Moyers was a special assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson. He was asked to say grace before a meal in the family quarters of the White House. As Moyers began praying softly, the President interrupted him with ''Speak up, Bill! Speak up!''The former Baptist minister from east Texas stopped in mid-sentence and without looking up replied steadily, ''I wasn't addressing you, Mr. President.''
Don Oberdorfer in Washington Post. Reader's Digest, April 1980.

Dear Pastor,
I know God loves me but I wish He would give me an ''A'' on my report card so I could be sure. Love, Theresa. (Age 8, Milwaukee)

Dear Pastor, Could you say a special blessing for my Aunt Beatrice? She has been looking for a husband for 12 years and still hasn't found one. Yours sincerely, Debbie. (Age 9, Duluth)
Dear Pastor, Do I have to say grace before every meal? Even when I am only having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?
Wesley. (Age 9, Baltimore)

Dear Pastor, Thank you for your sermon on Sunday. I will write more when my mother explains to me what ...


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