Looking forward to meeting with all of you for worship tomorrow morning. It's a privilege to fellowship and serve with you. Tomorrow I have the privilege of sharing from God's word. We were going to continue ou Prayer series with Prayer for the Government, but with the government shut down I'm not sure if there is anything to talk about... just kidding. With the disruption to services that many people in our country depend on, it's all the more reason why we should pray for our nation. The Bible commands us to pray for those who lead. So tomorrow we'll take a look at what the apostle Paul tells the young pastor Timothy about praying for "rulers and authorities." Hopefully, we'll come away with fresh perspective, some helpful tools to encourage us, and a quiet confidence in the face of turmoil that is attractive to the world.
First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all those who are in authority. 1 Timothy 3:1-7