Below are six powerful prayer points every citizen of any country or organisation should be praying for their leaders
- That they be honest in financial, tax and ethical matters – 1 Timothy 6:10, 1 Timothy 6:6-10
You can agree with me that most of the revenue our country, states and Local Government councils generates are no where to be found as they are either embezzled are mismanage by our so called leaders. But if every one of us will devote five minutes each day to pray for them to lead aright, then we will see are new revolutions in our country.
- That they recognize their own inadequacy and pray and seek the will of God. – Proverbs 3:5-8
The best teacher we can employ is ourselves. Leaders need to recognize their inadequacies and make amend on them.
- That they have courage to resist manipulation, pressure, and the fear of man. – Proverbs 29:25.
A courageous man is a powerful man. Our leaders need our prayers to be able to resist temptation from the things around them. Most times, they are manipulated to do against their wish. In a country like our here, Nigeria, you know that godfatherlism is the order of the day, when some man some where will sponsor somebody out there to emerge a particular position and thereafter, manipulate the man to do against the wish of the people who he is leading.
This is the time we will pray for our country. They need the prayers now more than ever.
- That they be honest and faithful to spouses and children. – Malachi 2:15-16
The Bible said in 1 Timothy 3: 4-5, that a leader must be the one that rules his house very well, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, …)
Let’s start praying for the leaders to be able to know how to first rule their house. If they are not able to rule their own house, that means they will not be able to rule the people outside.
- That they be prepared to give account to Almighty God. – Hebrews 9:27
This is the most important aspect of we must not neglect to pray for them.
Let’s remember that every action we take in life, we must give account of it. Also know that being a leader is not an easy thing especially in political and religious aspects. In this context, you are leading people from different background and ethnic groups with people with different view of life. Preying for our leaders is therefore very important.
- That they be God fearing and recognize that they are accountable to Him for each decision and act. – Proverbs 9:10
If our leaders will recognize the fact they are will give account to God on the last day, I think, they will work hard to ensure that they work very hard.
Let us start to pray for our leaders rather than criticizing them at any slit mistake and then watch our country and the society at large better than it is now.