1Tim. 2:1-4

1Tim. 2:1-4

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

1 Tim. 2:1-4

Paul, in writing to Timothy, fills his letter with instructions for daily church life as Timothy finds himself in his first senior pastor position in Ephesus. Among the counsels from Paul are our verses today regarding prayer for the lost. Evangelistic prayer is vital for many reasons but primarily because it is God’s desire that all men be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. Prayer for the lost to be saved is a reflection of God’s heart of love for the unsaved.

You can begin by praying for those leaders who are in authority over you. Then begin to include those in your life you know and love that are not yet saved. Your prayers for their salvation are good in God’s sight and powerful in His presence. Make a list, keep praying, and look for opportunities for the Lord to use you to share with those you are lifting up before Him.

Praying makes a world of difference, the Lord said so!

Pastor Jack Abeelen