We Need to PRAY for Wise Leaders
Michel Cozien, Cape Town – Political parties are meeting to choose leaders with a view to the national and provincial elections in 2019.
So let us pray for the parties to choose wise, honest, capable and diligent men and women who are willing to serve all citizens, rather than just their own party or group; are committed to multi-party democracy; and who have goodwill to all and malice to none.
Those in government and administration need prayer support because they have huge responsibilities and difficult decisions to make. They also face bigger temptations than we do.
Arm Yourself with Knowledge
Visit the websites of the different arms of government that serve the area where you live, at central and provincial levels — parliament (the engine-room of any democracy), the presidency, the departments and their ministers, and local government in your area.
Get to know their aims, needs and proposed solutions.
Do the same for political parties and their “shadow ministers” and their teams.
Use Spare Time in Prayer
Use time spent waiting for transport, downloads, TV commercials, kettles to boil, to pray for our leaders. Every prayer helps.
Rev Andrew Murray, a South African pastor, wrote: “Let us believe that prayer is a power that is taken up by God in His rule of the world.
“Let us pray for our country and its rulers; for all the rulers of the world; for rulers in cities or districts in which we are interested.
“When God’s people unite in this, they may count upon their prayers effecting in the unseen world more than they know. Let faith hold this fast.”