I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:1-4)
Our first resource in interceding on behalf of West Lafayette is prayer. We pray to the God who “turns [the king’s heart] wherever He wishes,” “who sits in the heavens laughs” at those who oppose him, “who reduces rulers to nothing, who makes the judges of the earth meaningless” (Proverbs 21:1, Psalm 2:4, Isaiah 40:23). God takes special interest in the affairs of civil government, as he says “it is a minister of God” (Rom. 13:4)
Following Paul’s example in 1 Timothy 2, we ought to (1) give thanks for our civil leaders with “thanksgivings,” (2) pray for a peaceful civil environment that permits “a tranquil and quiet life,” (3) pray for our Council members “to be saved,” and (4) pray for our council members to know, believe, think, and speak “the truth.”
You can pray a prayer like this one each day:
God our Savior,
We lift up to You Your ministers:
Nick DeBoer, Peter Bunder, Shannon Kang, Larry Leverenz, Kathy Parker,
Jeff Brown, James Blanco, David Sanders, and Gerald Thomas.
We thank You that we enjoy the privilege of a civil government
Elected by the people to uphold law and order,
To lawfully aid our city’s public facilities, economy, and budget.
Let us lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.
Let Your ministers use their authority lawfully to vote against Ordinance 31-21.
Save them from their sin and Your wrath
Through faith in Jesus Christ who gave himself as a ransom for sin.
Bring them to the knowledge of the truth
To stand as Your ministers for what is true and right.
We make these petitions and thanksgivings in the name of Christ Jesus.
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