The last month has seen violence break out across the United States, in France, and only today in Turkey. The causes for these events are all different but our responsibility is the same in each situation. We are to work for justice, protect the weak, and pray with authority and faith for peace. Many leaders use prayer as a powerless but honest cliché expression of concern for people. Lately it’s even become popular with some in the press to discount the value of prayer. But prayer is anything but powerless or valueless. Our prayers can move mountains, confuse the enemies of peace, and change the hears of Kings. So let’s all be prayer warriors and follow Paul’s advice to Timothy and pray first before we do anything else. Especially let us pray for peace.
1 Timothy 2:2 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity