When we gather together as a family to pray, we pray for one another of course. But we must look beyond our immediate needs to see the needs of the nation and the world.
1 Timothy 2:1-3 says: “I exhort therefore, that, FRIST 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 lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.”
We have a responsibility to pray for those in authority over us. Are you praying as a family for our president, Donald Trump, each day? He desperately needs our prayers. It’s not President Trump, but the prayers of God’s intercessors who can make America great again.
We seek to pray for him and others in authority each day in our home. When he became president the passage in Exodus 17:8-13 came strongly to my heart. Do you remember how the children of Israel went out to fight against the Amalekites? Moses was up on the hill, holding up his hands with the rod of God. When his hands were up, the Israelites prevailed. When he got tired and let down his hands, the Amalekites prevailed.
Therefore, his brothers, Moses and Hur, came and stood beside him and held up his hands. As they continued to hold up his hands they won the victory over the Amalekites.
We have “Amalekites,” haters of God and all that is righteous in our land. They want to impeach Trump or get rid of him any way they can. I believe the only way that righteousness can prevail in our nation is as we hold up our hands in prayer to God.
I think there is something very powerful about doing something tangible. Therefore, every time I pray for President Trump, I raise my hands to God, as a picture before God that I am holding up his hands on his behalf. For it is only God who can do the work. It is not my might, nor by power, but by the Spirit of God (Zechariah 4:6).
Can you just imagine what could happen in our nation if every God-fearing family would pray for President Trump and our nation every day? We would see mighty victories. We would see the down fall of the “Amalekites.” These great miracles can only happen by prayer.
So, why don’t we pray? Don’t we want God to move? Don’t we want righteousness exalted in this nation? Don’t we want a great revival of people turning back to God?
Let’s encourage one another in this greatest of all ministries.
P.S. In our home, we have PRAYER BOXES which we use each time we gather for prayer as a family. We use our Family Prayer Box each time and choose one other box. You can read about our Prayer Boxes and how you can use them in your home. Go to these links: