Sometimes prayers can be very vague. What we all need is a focus because focus helps us know we prayed with purpose. So here is the goal of this prayer blog - to give us a focused time, theme, Scripture, and prayer to pray!
Why is the prayer blog called 217?
This year my theme verse is "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind" 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV). If you take the three numbers in that reference it gives you 217. So the idea is at 2:17 pm we pause and read the focused theme, Scripture, and prayer for the day.
Today's theme, Scripture, and prayer...
The theme today is honoring our leaders - those in authority - leaders in church,
government, family, and workplace. Our leaders need our prayers - regardless if we agree with them or not! This is not about our feelings, this is about honoring God because God has placed authorities in our lives. When we honor them there is a supernatural blessing that takes place in our lives.
The Scripture today is, "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 godlinessand 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." 1 Timothy 2:1-4 (NIV)
The prayer today is, “Thank You, God, for creating a way through Jesus for me to have Your presence wherever I go. I want to specifically ask You to watch over those in authority over me - my spiritual leaders, the leaders of our government, the leaders in my family, and my employers (pray for these people by name). I ask that You give them wisdom and grace, watch over and protect them, help them to know and love You more. In Jesus name, Amen."