How to Pray for Leaders

Introduction: Are leaders really in control? How is God in control with so many things going wrong? Wars and lawlessness seem to be escalating. Sin is abounding, but Praise our Lord, because His grace superabounds! The Word of God reminds believers that things are moving according to God’s plan.

1. The King’s heart is in His Hand! (Prov 21:1)  “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.”

Remember a king named Solomon wrote this. He would know because he was inspired by the Holy Spirit. The natural man does not understand this because it is spiritually discerned. Do you believe this?

2. The King’s heart is fulfilling His will! (Rev 17:17) – “For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast,  until the words of God shall be fulfilled.”

In the context of Revelation 17, John is describing the false religion and how God will use puppet kings for His own purpose. Can you see this happening?

3. The King’s heart will recognize that the God of the Bible rules and reigns! (Dan 2:21) – “And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:”

To Daniel it was revealed that his God changes the times and seasons along with setting up and removing kings. What a revelation! The sooner CNN, CBS, NBC, and even FOX recognizes this truth the better the news will get!!

Conclusion: Since our Lord is ruling, overruling and ever ruling, CHRISTians ought to see things from a biblical worldview instead of a secular worldview. When we do, then it becomes obvious that while world leaders seem out of control, they are actually under God’s control.
Love y’all,
Pastor Randy Reese