PrayPleadGivethanksI was reading in 1 Timothy this morning and this scripture stood out to me:

1 Timothy 2:1
Here are my directions: Pray much for others; plead for God’s mercy upon them; give thanks for all He is going to do for them.

Paul makes it clear doesn’t he?  We are called to intercede for others.

noun \ˌin-tər-ˈse-shən\
1:  the act of interceding
2:  prayer, petition, or entreaty in favor of another (Merriam-Webster online dictionary)

1 Timothy 2:2-6
Pray in this way for kings and all others who are in authority over us, or are in places of high responsibility, so that we can live in peace and quietness, spending our time in godly living and thinking much about the Lord.  This is good and pleases God our Savior, for He longs for all to be saved and to understand this truth: That God is on one side and all the people on the other side, and Christ Jesus, Himself man, is between them to bring them together, by giving His life for all mankind.

This is the message that at the proper time God gave to the world.

Ponder on these verses today and think about the words Paul gave us.

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