I long for world peace.
I’m not a beauty contestant trying for the “right” answer (except for that one Junior Miss event in high school… but we won’t talk about that right now!). I’m not writing an essay for college admission. I truly long for our world to be at peace.
Most times, however, I merely meander about in my prayers for peace. Most times I’ll pray through the World section of the morning news…
- My prayers lift the governing authorities to the Lord as I ask for their wisdom and courage and strength.
- I pray for godly men and women to be among the leadership and among those who counsel the leaders.
- Reconciliation and forgiveness frequent my prayers daily.
- Following Paul’s words in Romans 13:1-7, I pray also for all to lead as servants of God.
Yet … vulnerable peoples still eke out existences in a violent and unjust world. I get lost in the complexities and get lost in my prayer petitions. It’s tough to know how to pray for global change.
Recently I came across an awesome resource that has helped me to focus my prayer. The infographic below has changed my global prayer concentration. It summarizes elections throughout the world. I’m learning more about the nations and am now able to pray specifically for political situations. My only sorrow is that I only discovered this infograph last month…nearly half-way through the year.
Would you join me in prayer for world peace? Use this graphic to focus your prayer for countries and their leadership. Pray for nations where your church’s missionaries serve. Pray for the geographic region that weighs heavy on your heart. Pray for world peace!
|What is the World Voting for Infographic
It is hard for believers to agree on the role of politics in their faith. But there is no doubt that electing those who govern us is an important responsibility for any citizen. Learn in greater detail about the elections happening all over the world this year and consider how you might pray for those voting and those who are seeking to be elected. How might God work through the voters and the elected officials to bring about His will and His Kingdom?
If you have any trouble downloading or reading the infographic, click here to open a copy in a new tab.
I would love to hear how you pray for global needs. Please share in the comments below!