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  • Writer's pictureDanny Domingo

PRAYING FOR GODLY LEADERS


Solomon, the son of David, wrote Psalm 72. It is a prayer for a king, but Solomon was more than likely praying it for himself. Psalm 72:1-7 says, "Give your love of justice to the king, O God, and righteousness to the king's son. Help him judge your people in the right way; let the poor always be treated fairly. May the mountains yield prosperity for all, and may the hills be fruitful. Help him to defend the poor, to rescue the children of the needy, and to crush their oppressors. May they fear you as long as the sun shines, as long as the moon remains in the sky. Yes, forever! May the king's rule be refreshing like spring rain on freshly cut grass, like the showers that water the earth. May all the godly flourish during his reign. May there be abundant prosperity until the moon is no more." There were two things that Solomon was praying for: to bring justice and prosperity to the people. He was asking God to help him judge fairly and defend those who were mistreated, especially the poor and children. He also prayed that God would bless his reigns, especially the godly people.

 

Solomon exemplified what a leader of a nation should be. We do not have a king, but we do have a president. Let us pray that God will provide us with a president who judges fairly and takes care of the people's needs. It is always difficult when the leaders of nations only care about themselves rather than the people; as a result, many people suffer through inflation and no security. Solomon's advantage was that he knew and believed in the true living God. His faith in God affected his making of decisions. However, that is not the case for so many leaders of the nations. Many of them reject the ways of God; as a result, they promote ungodly agendas and do not take care of those who are suffering, including innocent children. Like Solomon, we need to pray that God will provide us with godly leaders.

 

Let us pray for God's blessings in this country by providing us with godly leaders who will promote true justice and security and bring a good economy that will provide for the needs of the families. 

 

Questions for application: (Think through these questions carefully, meditate on them while answering them, and let the Spirit of God speak to you.) Why is it important to pray for our nation? What happens when we have godly leaders? What did I learn from today's devotion? 

 

Write down all the worries you face today and lift them up to God.

 

Prayer:

Dear Father in Heaven, I pray that you will bless the United States of America with godly leaders and that our current leaders will come to know your ways and believe in you. I pray that Your righteousness will reign in their hearts and that they will make decisions to promote true justice and security and help the economy improve to help those who are in need. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen. 

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