1 Timothy 2:1-4

1 Timothy 2:1-4 – Praying For Those In Authority

1 Timothy 2:1-4

  • I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
  • 2For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
  • 3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
  • 4Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
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1 Timothy 2:1-4 Pray for All those in authority.
1 Timothy 2:1-4

In 1 Timothy 2:1-4 Paul has written a letter to Timothy.

Definitions:

Supplication

  • The action of asking for help in a humble way.
  • Also, with the spirit of reverence and devotion.
  • That is to say, it is a solemn prayer.

Intercession

  • Praying on behalf of another.
  • Especially, intervening on another persons behalf.
  • Therefore, it is a request concerning others.

Praying for those in authority! 1 Timothy 2:1-4

The author, Paul, is writing to Timothy, stressing, first things first. To begin with, pray different types of prayers on behalf all people, throughout the world! In the same way, pray earnestly for ourselves, for others and, give thanks to God. Paul is telling us in 1 Timothy 2:1-4, that it is also important to pray for governments, leaders and for all those in authority.

All people on earth have been given free-will by God to make their own choices. In addition, those who want a position in Government, have the choice of throwing their hat in the ring. However, I believe that we are now at the beginning of the end days. So, in this case, my opinion is that God’s will will take preference of the leadership positions of countries. And especially, of those in positions of authority. That is, there will be times when God will place the person that he wants into certain positions. For instance, had the Lord not wanted a particular man/woman to be in charge, that person would not be in the position they are in right now.

The rules and regulations are set by man, however, every high ranking official should also be living by Godly morals such as:

  • great respect
  • reverence,
  • wisdom,
  • knowledge,
  • goodness,
  • affection,
  • submission,
  • gratitude,
  • obedience
  • honesty

Should we be following the lead of a “bad” unrighteous leader?

Today in 2022, we are living in a world without rules and regulations for those people at the top. Furthermore, we find something “illegal” our Government and/or officials have done, almost everyday. Also when their deception has been found, there doesn’t seem to be a penalty to those in high positions. So, they continue on, without wavering.

Unfortunately many of those in position of authority do not know the Lord nor have any kind of respect for God. And, in some cases, even pretend they know the Lord, but everyone can see they don’t.

On the other hand, the general population now find ourselves in a quandary of not knowing whether to follow the authority in leadership or to follow God.

The Almighty can accomplish anything/everything on his own, without our help. However, he does not want us to be puppets at his beck and call. So, he has chosen to make Christians a part of the solution.

More importantly, it is still God’s desire that all men come before Jesus for salvation. So, regardless of whether a leader is deemed good or bad, we should be praying for them. And especially for the ones that do not know Jesus, that they turn to God. Furthermore, we need to pray they would start living by the ethics of Gods-will, and not their own.

In a case like that, what should we do?

Thankfully, God has created an order and usually it is our duty to follow the rules and regulations set out by our Governments. However, if we are in a moral or ethically based situation, Acts 5:29 says we must obey God, not men. Why? Because, if we want to live an orderly, quiet and peaceful life, we need rules and regulations. Consequently, we follow God’s golden rules. For instance, God gave people the 10 commandments and Jesus gave us the covenant of love. So, in my opinion, these are the best rules to follow.

What’s more, it appears that we are in a time when God’s end-time plans are beginning to take place.

By praying for those in authority and others, our hearts are opened. Which then enables us to feel love, joy and peace allowing our feelings to pour out to others. That is, just the way the Lord intended. Through the knowledge of truth, many leaders can find salvation. And, that may be just what is needed for people to lead quiet and peaceable lives in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour. Just imagine! It all starts with a prayer!

1 Timothy 2:1-4 There is one mediator.  That is Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 2:1-4

My Prayer for 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Heavenly Father, Almighty God, the God who see’s (El Roi)

Thank you for the privilege of praying for others. It helps me to take the focus away from myself and place it on someone else and their needs.

I give thanks for the people in authoritative positions that already know you. We need strong Governments headed up with people that can hear your voice. Furthermore, those who can be willingly led by God, in their decision making and in the ways they run their countries.

At present, we are living in a world where everyone doesn’t play by the same rules. Government leaders today, run the country by their own agenda’s. Many of the leaders don’t know you Lord. Or, perhaps they worship gods who can’t hear or help them. Then, there are those top officials who pretend to be acquainted with you, but aren’t. All men need to recognize you Lord, as the one true God. Only submission and prayer can make that happen!

Prayer Scripture for Canada (and all other countries)

  • 1 Tim 2:1 Heavenly Father, your tell us to pray for all people. So, I now pray now for Canada’s government.
  • 1 Tim 2:2 I pray for all the men and women having authority over us in any way.
  • Prov. 1:23 Pour out your Spirit upon them and make your word known to them. Tell us what’s in your heart and what you are thinking.
  • Ps 25:21 Cause them to be men and women of integrity and obedient concerning us.
  • Prov 2:10 Let wisdom enter their hearts and let knowledge be pleasant to them.
  • Ps. 1;1 Make their hearts and ears attentive to godly counsel.

Lord, I ask of you:

  • 1 Cor. 4:5 Bring to light what is hidden in darkness and expose the secret aims of the hearts.
  • Rev. 2:5 Let this nation remember from where they have fallen. May they repent and return to doing their first works.
  • 1 Chr. 22:19 Setting their hearts and their souls to seek the Lord
  • 2 Chr. 7:14 Humbling themselves, praying and turning from their wicked ways.

Forgive us Father God

  • 2 Chr. 7:14 Then hear them, O Lord, and forgive their sins and heal our land.
  • Acts 26:18 Open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light.
  • Isa 49:22 Raise up a standard in this nation.
  • Isa 59:16 Raise up intercessors for this nation.
  • 2 Cor. 10:4 To pull down strongholds over this land.
  • Isa 40:5 And let the glory of the Lord be revealed. So that, all people together will see and know Jesus.

Father, I know that our days are running short before Jesus comes in the heavens. That means that many leaders (and their followers) may not turn to you in time. But, Lord, many will and it’s for those we pray.

Please bless me with the strength to always take a stand for you. I know that the enemy can work through me just as quickly and easily as he can anyone else, So please Lord watch over me, cover me with the armour of God and keep me close to you, as I work, and live and extol your name!

Praying In The Holy name of Jesus Christ who is my Lord and Saviour. Amen. Hallelujah!

Philippians 4:6-7

Knee-Mail to God – Philippians 4:6-7

  • Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
  • And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
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Knee-Mail to God Taken from Philippians 4:6-7
Philippians 4:6-7

For Philippians 4:6-7, first let’s look at the words prayer and supplication.

Prayer:

  • Prayer is a privilege and an obligation of the Christian where we communicate with God.
  • In fact it is the way we convey our confession (1 John 1:9) to our holy God.
  • That is, with requests (1 Tim. 2:1-3)
  • In addition, intercessions (James 5:15)
  • More importantly, with thanksgiving (Phil. 4:6)
  • Furthermore because, we are commanded to pray (1 Thess. 5:17)

There is nothing that we may bring before God that we shouldn’t. In fact, God wants us to talk to him about everything.

Supplication:

Although it is a noun, supplication comes from the Latin verb supplicare, which means “to plead humbly.” While a supplication is often thought of as a religious prayer , it can logically be applied to any situation. That is, in which you must earnestly ask or implore someone in power for help or a favor.

Supplication is a prayer where we ask God for something. That is, to do something specific. Many times we lose out because we haven’t gone before our Father and asked him for help.

The Lord God Knows

God always has the knowledge of what we’ve done, need or want. He already knows about our requests while we are still in the thinking stages. So where the verse says “Let your requests be known unto God” it’s not for his benefit, but for ours. That is, it is his will (intention) that we are participants in our own lives.

We also must remember that our prayers and supplications should be given with thanksgiving. More importantly, not with whining or demands. But, we are to ask with heartfelt love and praise.

Why? Because God wants us to have true peace. We are not to worry about anything, nor be anxious. Consequently, everything boils down to one of two areas; love or fear. In short, love is of God and fear is of the enemy. Specifically, fear is sin!

If we are afraid, where does God fit into the scenario? The enemy loves for us to be unhappy, scared or apprehensive. So, what can we do in situations of fear? Turn immediately to God and he will bless us with his peace that passes understanding.

Knee-Mail to God Philippians 4:6-7
Philippians 4:6-7

 My Prayer for Philippians 4:6-7

Heavenly Father, Our King and Strength,

Thank you Lord that you actually want to be with me during every step and every adventure that I will experience while on this earth. In short, as I draw closer to you, I will grow in you. Please also remind me to talk to you about everything; with prayer and praise.

As your child, I will enjoy your peace when times of worry, unhappiness and fear come upon me. Furthermore, I may not even have understanding of why a certain situation has come along. However, I will know that, when asked, you will bless me with your peace that passes my understanding.

In tough situations, I periodically forget to pray. In addition when I am in gladness, I sometimes forget to praise you Lord. Fortunately, you never forget to be with me Father. So, please help me to make it my habit to always be in prayer. Also, regardless of the situation, I will immediately turn to you first. Giving you, thanks and praise Father.

In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen

The Many Ways of Prayer Ephesians 6:18 Pray Like This Matthew 6:9-13

Requests / Supplication – Psalms 86: 4-6

Psalms 86 4-6

David has done something wrong and is crying out to God for forgiveness. He knows that the Lord he worships is the one and only true God, the only one that can forgive his sins.

Even though David is feeling the weight of sin, he is rejoicing that he belongs to God and is thankful knowing that God will listen to him in his time of need.

David acknowledges that the other gods of the world are not worth speaking to. They have no ears to hear, no eyes to see, no hearts to love and no mercy to give.

He knows that by bowing to his God in true reverence, he can ask for forgiveness and because he asks with a heavy heart, has repented and is a part of the Lord’s family, David will find the mercy he is seeking.

Heavenly Father

I thank you that you are my God; the same God that David worshipped!

Thank you Father that when I sin, it immediately sits wrong in my heart. The Holy Spirit starts nudging me to come to you asking for mercy.

As long as I confess my error and my sins to you with a truly repentive heart, you will hear me and forgive.

How blessed am I that I know you and am a member of your family. I could easily have been led down many different paths. Ones that lead to idols who have no ears to hear me or eyes to see me or hearts to love me or mercy and forgiveness to give me.

Thank you Father that like David, you can see inside me and know that when I ask for mercy, I am asking with true repentance and my full being.

I thank you Father that you love me so very much. I love you for who you are; my Father, my God, the majestic Lord, the One and only.

You are the creator of all good things and I am blessed to be your child.

In the name of my Lord, Jesus Christ, I pray.

Amen

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Requests – Psalms 28:

Psalm 28:

6 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.

7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. (KJV)

So the more we come and worship you, Father, the closer in spirit we get to you.

Because I am The Fathers child and I stay close to him, I can rest in him, knowing that he has heard my cries and prayers.

Because I know that He is involved in the outcome, whatever it is, it helps me stay focused on him, knowing that when I pray, he has heard me and the situation is in his hands. My job is to wait on him to show me my next step.

Am I someone special, that I am able to claim all of these things? Absolutely, I’m special because I am God’s child. Everyone who says “yes” when called can be a child as well and have the ability to stand peacefully in faith, waiting.

If I didn’t have that reassurance, I may go looking for other ways to meet my needs. Some of those choices may not be good, which over time would lead me directly into the enemies hands.

But I am thankful that I know God hear my prayers. The more I cry out in thanks and praise, the closer I become to him. So when everything boils down, God does not need our worship and praise, he just want us to draw closer to him so he can love us more as we learn to love him more.

We are to tell all the people how The Lord is our shield and how we can stand with trust and faith while we wait upon him.

As a loving Father, it then brings him great joy to help us. And it brings us great joy to bless his Holy name and sing praises to him.

Heavenly Father,

Thank you that when I pray or cry out to you, I know you have heard me. Thank you that I can wait upon you and your perfect timing.

I can stand strong, knowing that the situation is in your hands. Thank you Father that I will never go down into the pit because I will never fail to wait for you.

And during that time of waiting, I will lift my hands and my voice and I will praise you for who you are and how you are my strength and shield.

I don’t know when my prayers will be answered. I am not even assured that they will be answered in the way I would like them to be and sometimes my prayers will not be answered at all. But, I do know that whatever you do Lord, it will be in the perfect way and according to Your Will.

My heart will always be trusting you and regardless of the outcome, I will rejoice and continue to sing praises to you, so everyone will know what a wonderful, loving Father you are.

I thank you LORD that you are in my life and that you love me so much. I will bless your holy name, now and forever.

In the precious name of The Lord, Jesus Christ, I pray, with thanks.

Amen.