Faith: Pray for elected leaders
July 3, 2008 · Updated 10:01 PM
Its been a while since I wrote to a congressman or legislator to thank them for the continued good work. I dont have to wait for an issue to give my opinion or an issue to grouse about to send a letter!
Ive done my share of criticizing those in politics, but Im praying more now as I see the difficult tasks, that wisdom and blessing may rest on them. I know that I like appreciation and prayer rather than criticism and worry. I found this verse in I Timothy 1:1,2 (KJV): I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may live a quiet and peaceable life in all goodness and honesty.
One sentence that gives form to my prayer is from Prose Works, by Mary Baker Eddy: Pray that the divine presence may still guide and bless our chief magistrate, those associated with his executive trust, and our national judiciary; give to our congress wisdom, and uphold our nation with the right hand of His righteousness.
Im improving on this practice of praying joining others in the community.