What does prayer for our political leaders have to do with winning lost people to Christ?
In his letter to the young missionary Timothy, Paul wrote, “ I urge that requests, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made in behalf of all people, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” (1st Tim. 2:1-2 NASB)
Notice he doesn’t say we should pray just for our “side” —for those politicians we agree with and support.
His emphasis is on the church experiencing “tranquil and quiet” lives, which pleases God, who “wants all people to be saved”.
Some people think a dangerous, chaotic world helps us win souls, yet the Bible teaches the opposite.
Praying for our leaders to encourage peace in America will open doors for the gospel.
Keep on praying!