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Prayer is an amazing thing.  It allows us to talk to the creator of this amazing universe.  It is an opportunity to recognize our relationship with him, thank him for his provision, make right the sin in our lives and ask whatever we will and have him listen intently.  Not only does God open up the channel of communication, he urges us to use it.  In this passage God calls us to pray for everyone.  We are to pray for our leaders as well as the quiet fellow down the street.

As we pray, if we are honest, we begin to see God doing great things in our lives and in the lives of those around us.  We do not always see the answers we expect, but, we do see the answers in ways we would never have imagined.  What we do notice is that God’s plan unfolds before our very eyes, and, in the end, it has a greater impact than we could ever have imagined.  When we trust him, he cares for us.  He simply asks that we pray without giving up.

Remember, prayer is not the preparation for the greater work, prayer is the greater work

God Bless You

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. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—and a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.