As A Christian, how often do you pray for your leaders?



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I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
1Timothy 2:1-6


Sometimes we are carried away by our emotions and in it found ourselves overstepping our boundaries and as a result we forget our responsibilities as Christians. We have become so self-centered that we just don’t care about the existence of others yet we profess that we are Christians and the love for others doesn’t count. Just because we expected certain leaders to do justice or resolve some lingering situations and no matter the efforts they have put in to solve the problem(s), well, as far as we are concerned they are not doing enough, they are the problem and not the solution.

So we hate them and never think anything good about them. We abuse and curse them openly on the social media. And even curse their extended families who are not part of the system so to say. This is because we have become emotionally attached to the situation we are and have forgotten that we are Christians and should make it a point duty to change the situation from our side by praying for the man who is leading the course. It doesn’t necessarily mean that he or she must be a Christian before we can lift up our voice and pray for him or her. Firstly, we should give thanks because of the life of our president and vice, and the rest people in position of authority in our countries. Our prayer for them will go a long way in penetrating their hearts and turns it to what God desires for us as a nation.

“Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth hath the LORD God of heaven given me; and he hath charged me to build him an house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah.  Who is there among you of all his people?  The LORD his God be with him, and let him go up.”
2Chronicles 36:23

Therefore, if you are a Christian actually you shouldn’t go about cursing your leader using such ways like, clueless, dullard, stupid, useless etc. Firstly, that leader is someone’s father and probably his Children are of the same category with you and even if he’s your age mate, well, he’s the only leader you at the moment, you should bless him or her. And peradventure you think he’s persecuting you, you should still go ahead and pray for him and let him be free from the negative power holding him.
As you go to church to pray have your leaders in mind and pray that they should have the right mind and wisdom to do things the way it should be done and you know it shall be well with you in the land you live.

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