What should Christians pray for when they meet together: each other? the sick? the church roof fund? Well, possibly all of these, but when St Paul starts to guide Timothy in how to lead a church he makes his first priority very clear: pray for ALL PEOPLE, including kings and those in authority.
It’s official, God’s people are not meant to hide themselves away and look inwards. Paul stresses that God wants ALL PEOPLE to come to a knowledge of the truth. And praying for those in authority means taking an active interest in our world and its problems, even if they seem insurmountable, and even if many of those in authority seem to place little value on prayer.
OK, so that’s making the world a better place and getting God’s message across to ALL PEOPLE. That’s a tall order – and it all starts with prayer.
As we continue our alphabetical journey through the bible, we’re looking in depth at Paul’s letters to Timothy. This week we’ll cover 1 Timothy chapter 2. Sunday, 22 May, from 10:30am: at 58 High St, Auchterarder, and via Zoom. For Zoom details, please click the Message button, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone is welcome!