We are clearly called to pray for others, not just ourselves and our families. We do well to pray for those in authority. Even if we don’t agree with them or if they have a wicked nature, we can pray that YHWH would guide them in his will.
A Call to Prayer
1First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time. 7For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
8Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.
Let us be united in prayer, that YHWH would lead our people to repentance and to return to him. Let us pray that our leaders (local, regional, national, global) would be guided by the Spirit and that nations and people should honor him and give him glory.
I think it is also important to point out that once again scripture is clear in this passage that the only mediator between men and YHWH is Yeshua. There is no pope or priest that is required to mediate between the Father and his people. That is not to say that there is not a role for teachers and preachers, but only to say that it is not a role required as mediator for us and YHWH.
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