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And seek the peace of the city and pray unto the Lord for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace (Jeremiah 29:7)
It’s imperative that you learn to take time out to pray for the nation where you live. It’s not enough to complain or grumble about what the Government is doing or not doing. You’re God’s agent of change in that nation; so, rise up to your calling. You have a responsibility to effect positive changes in the nation where you live, and a most effective way to achieve this is through prayer.
God told His people to pray for the nation where they were held in captivity, because their peace was tied to the peace of that nation. This should let you know how important it is to pray for your nation. The same thought was reiterated by the Apostle Paul in his letter to Timothy in 1 Timothy 2:1-2; “I exhort therefore, that, first 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.” Even if you can’t find any reason to pray for your nation, do it as an act of commitment to God’s Word.
Someone has rightly said that “the only ingredient required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.” Too many people assume that someone else is praying for the country, instead of taking up the responsibility of causing positive changes through prayer. Don’t put the fate of your country in the hands of others; bear the responsibility as well. Learn to pray for your nation. I encourage you even now to set some time aside to pray for your nation today, and do this as often as you can.
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