What Can We Do To Continue To Make America Great

What Can We Do To Continue To Make America Great?

What We Can Do To Make America Great

What Can We Do To Continue To Make America Great?

1 Timothy 2:1-4 “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”
WE CAN GET CAUGHT UP IN THINGS THAT ARE BEYOND OUR CONTROL
1. Pray
Why do we not devote long periods of time to prayer?
• Inconvenient
• Tiresome
• Not dependent upon God enough
Paul has four different emphasis on prayer
• Petitions
Making a formal request to a person in authority appealing a particular cause
Paul has four different emphasis on prayer
• Petitions
• Prayers
A request for things we desire or wish
Paul has four different emphasis on prayer
• Petitions
• Prayers
• Intercession
An act of intervening on behalf of another person
Paul has four different emphasis on prayer
• Petitions
• Prayers
• Intercession
• Thanksgiving
Being thankful to God in all circumstances
WHO ARE WE TO PRAY FOR?

• Rulers and those who are in authority
Would God ask us to pray for them if it would not change anything?
Think about some things we know are going on in the world
• Ebola outbreak
• Russia wanting back to their glory days
• ISIS controlling and killing
• China flexing their muscle
• North Korea and their nuclear ability
• Our boarders and immigration
• Healthcare
• Jobs and strong economy
• Things we are not even aware of
Proverbs 21:1
In the Lord’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him.
How should we pray for them?
• Protection from lies
• Godly council
• Salvation
• God’s heart
2. Godly and holy living
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness
• Godliness – Right actions towards God
• Honesty – right actions towards others
3. God’s desire for salvation
3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth
It pleases God…
• For us to pray for our leaders
• For us to live Good and holy lives

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