I urge first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – 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 men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. I Timothy 12: 1-4
Sometimes when I pray, I’ll admit I wonder if God is really listening. I’m not getting any immediate feedback, and I get discouraged. But then I read passages in the Bible which tells us God commands us to pray. If He wants us to pray – for our government and for everyone as He says in I Timothy, then He’s hearing us. The all-powerful God has chosen to let us help change the world with our prayers. Amazing thought.
God wants us to intercede for others. It’s like poking holes in the clouds of spiritual darkness and allowing God’s light to shine through. We can poke holes in the dark clouds of irreverence toward God, dishonesty, selfishness, fear, worldliness, you name it. Let’s poke holes in the veil of darkness we see around us.