Are you praying for those in authority?   Not just those you like, but also those who have influence in your life and the affairs of the world.  Praying for those in authority is a responsibility and an honor.  It is a responsibility because God asks us to, and it pleases him.   It is an honor because through prayer heaven’s power to influence earth is released.

The aim of prayer is to know God’s will in order to release God’s desire in the earth so that His will is accomplished by His power.

God desires all men be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. God’s desire must be your desire. When God’s desire becomes your heart’s desire you pray for those in authority with respect and joy.  You pray for their well-being, safety, and wisdom.  You pray for their peace knowing the heart of the king is in the hand of the Lord.  You pray because you know God is in control and you can trust his ability. When your desire reflects God’s desire you realize that praying for those who have influence over you sets the conditions for God to move. By praying for those in authority you actively invite  the power of heaven to intervene on earth.

As you endeavor to pray for expand your intercession for those in authority, I invite you to move beyond praying that they would lead the way we want them too.   Let us grow up in prayer and spiritual experience. Whether you agree with their decisions or not pray for their salvation, well-being and safety. Pay for their families.  Don’t let emotions and feelings get in the way of your ability to declare God’s word. Always remember God is at work.  You may not understand the entire plan, but you have been commissioned to be an integral part of it.

God wants access to your life. Prayer is the vehicle he uses to not only touch you, but get to others. My prayer for you is that you will let him have his way so the Kingdom will be expanded.