Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 21 November 2022
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TOPIC: Pray For Your Leaders
TEXT: Daniel 10:1-11:1(NKJV)
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The Scripture enjoins us to pray for our leaders (cf 1 Timothy 2:2). In Daniel 10:13, we are told “the Prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood… (Daniel) twenty-one days” in the course of his prayers, until God sent angel Michael to help him. The “prince” referred to here, was an evil angel appointed by Satan to control the Persian Government, of which neither Cyrus, king of Persia (10:1) nor Darius, the Mede (11:1) had any knowledge of, talk less of waging war against him.
The prince was charged to supervise the affairs of Persia, influencing its religious, social, and political structures to works of evil. We read in Ephesians 6:12 that there are principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this age, and “spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Very often, we criticise those in positions of authority, with no thought that they may be working under the influence of evil forces beyond their control.
Nigeria, like many nations around the world, is facing terrible times and people tend to heap much of the blame on the leaders. This is why we find protests going on in many countries. Inasmuch as the leaders may have their shortcomings, we must not rule out the fact that no amount of constructive criticism can help them perform better because of demonic influence. Hence, like Daniel, we need to pray for those in positions of authority.
PRAYER: Father, help us to talk less and pray more for our leaders, in Jesus Christ’s name. Amen.
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