Listen to the Bible Recap here. (Same as yesterday.)
Key verse: THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT
“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore, whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment for rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval for he is God’s servant for your good, but if you do wrong, be afraid for he does not bear the sword in vain, for he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.”Romans 13:1-4
God, we praise you as the one who has all authority, and we submit ultimately to you.Radical.net
As we submit to you, we pray for governing leaders that you’ve called us to submit to under you. We pray even what comes later in this chapter that you would, God, help us to honor and respect governing authorities, governing leaders, and to pray for them as we see in other parts of your word and to work with them as citizens for the good of others and ultimately the glory of your name, for the good of others and for the protection of people against evil. Oh, God, we praise you for your ultimately good governance over us. We pray for governance in our country to reflect you by your grace and by your mercy. We pray for this in Jesus’ name, amen.