Tomorrow morning, I have the great privilege to attend the 53rd National Prayer Breakfast. I believe this is the third year I’ve attended. I have also attended a couple of the Ottawa Civic Prayer breakfasts in the fall. Each year at these events, it is opportunity for the city to pray corporately for its leaders and government who work so diligently for the public good.
Why is it important to pray for our leaders? Because the Bible commands us to do so. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 says, “I urge you, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quite lives in all godliness and holiness.”
Even if you can’t join in on a prayer breakfast or two this year, would you commit to regularly praying for your government and workplace leaders, for politicians on the national level? We have many freedoms in Canada that other countries do not have, and we must remember to bathe those in authority over us in prayer!