Praying For Rulers

Before the dramatic election of November 8th, I preached on the scriptural guidelines which should direct the Christian when he enters the voting booth.  In this post-election message, I deal with the attitude toward civil rulers that should characterize the believer in every generation, no matter what form of government he lives under: he should pray for them.

There are several reasons we should pray for our civil rulers, as well as a number of things we should pray for them, and this message touches briefly on some of them.  Chiefly, we should pray that our rulers should follow the biblical directives laid out for godly government, so that we may enjoy the blessings of peace and quietness, and also we should pray that the Lord would be pleased to save from among the powerful rulers of this world, who often are the most wicked and violent men that can be found.