Today as our nation comes together in unison for our National Day of Prayer, we must each decide what we are praying for and why we are praying. When Paul wrote to Timothy about praying for a nation’s leadership, he told him to pray for kings and all who are in authority. This shows us what we are are to pray for, but as he continues it shows us why we are to pray. So that we can lead a quite and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty and so men can come to know the truth that there is only one way by which you can be saved.
Whether people are religious or not, the truth remains that when the righteous rule the people rejoice, so we need righteous, quality people in areas of leadership. As you pray today, take time to pray for our leaders, but make sure to do more than just pray for them once a year. Do what you can to get actively involved in helping quality people get into positions of leadership and then continually support them in any and every way you can, including through your continual prayers.