TOPIC: Pray For Your Leaders (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 1 May 2023)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Chronicles 23, 1 Chronicles 24, 1 Chronicles 25, Mark 3, Mark 4
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 Timothy 2:1-4 (KJV)
1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
MEMORY VERSE: “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. ” – Proverbs 21:1
Prayer changes the atmosphere.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
AS YOU PRAY FOR YOUR LEADERS, THE ANOINTING TO BE THE HEAD AND NOT THE TAIL WILL COME UPON YOU, IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
MFM Devotional For Today 2023 MESSAGE:
Our Fire Scripture gives us direct instruction on the need to put our leaders on our prayer list. Our leaders need our prayers to function effectively, no matter how anointed or gifted they are. We need to become their caring purpose partners and burden bearers by doing the following for them. (1) Pray for God’s mercy upon them. (2) Pray for their salvation and the renewal of their hearts. (3) Pray for wisdom for sound decision and good judgement. (4) We should also pray that the decision they make impact positively on the people.
When we pray for our leaders, we take part in advancing God’s kingdom on this earth. Our leaders face spiritual battles and opposition that they may not be aware of. If we fail to pray and allow satan to take hold of the leaders, they can make mistakes, thereby creating hardship and frustration for the people. Satan is trying to deceive and mislead the people by making them not to see the need to pray for their leaders. He knows that if he gets the head, he will get the body.
When we realise how imperfect we ourselves are, we will be humbled to offer deeper intercession for the imperfect men and women who lead us. Leadership is not easy. It can be a difficult and a tiring task. Leaders battle with discouragement and sometimes get stressed, even depressed, and want to quit. These are the dark sides of leadership.
Peter was kept in prison but constant prayer was made by the church on behalf of him (Acts 12:5). God is looking for men and women who will move His hands in the place of prayer to bring His plan to fulfilment concerning the world. You may not like your leader or whoever is in authority, but that is not an excuse not to pray for him. Not praying for your leader means going against the commandment of God. Prayer places our leaders in God’s hands. So let us employ this powerful spiritual weapon to establish the will of God on earth. As we do this, the good Lord will answer us with good words.
O God, give us God-fearing and faithful leaders, in the name of Jesus.
Father, transform our leaders where they need transformation, in the name of Jesus.
Resurrection power of God, overshadow our leaders, in the name of Jesus.
O Lord, renew our leaders where they need renewal, in the name of Jesus.
We cancel every evil prophecy concerning our leaders, in the name of Jesus.
Arrows of error, fired against our leaders, go back to your senders, in the name of Jesus.
Our leaders shall not die but live to declare the word of the Lord, in the name of Jesus.