Word of the day: 1 Timothy 2 vs 1-2 – Pray for all men, Pray for your Leaders
Caption: Pray for All Men, Pray for your Leaders
Memorise: Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.
I Timothy 2:1-2 NKJV
1 Timothy 2:1-2 – NLT – I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 – GNB – First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, requests, and thanksgivings be offered to God for all people; for kings and all others who are in authority, that we may live a quiet and peaceful life with all reverence towards God and with proper conduct.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 – AMP – First of all, then, I urge that petitions (specific requests), prayers, intercessions (prayers for others) and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all people, for kings and all who are in [positions of] high authority, so that we may live a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 – ESV – First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 – NIV – I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
Bible verse in Yoruba
Timotiu 02:1-2– NITORINA mo gbà nyin niyanju ṣaju ohun gbogbo, pe ki a mã bẹ̀bẹ, ki a mã gbadura, ki a mã ṣìpẹ, ati ki a mã dupẹ nitori gbogbo enia;2. Fun awọn ọba, ati gbogbo awọn ti o wà ni ipo giga; ki a le mã lo aiye wa ni idakẹjẹ ati pẹlẹ ninu gbogbo ìwa-bi-Ọlọrun ati ìwa agbà.
Key: It is usually the norm that leaders are the ones to take bullets when the chips are down in the team and accusing fingers are always pointed regardless of the efforts of the leader. This holds true even in Christianity. We usually blame or leaders (pastors et.c) more than we pray for them. We all assume they should be perfect, we feel they are more human than the rest of us so they shouldn’t do somethings people like us should not do. All these, place unnecessary burdens on their shoulders and makes it more difficult to do their job.
Prayer: We lift up all our leaders before you Lord, leaders from every family (husbands,fathers,