14/21 Days of Prayer

The seventh and final part of the tabernacle was the ark of the covenant. The ark of the covenant represented intercession on behalf of God’s people.
The ark of the covenant was located within the Holy of Holies, where God’s presence dwelled. It was in the Holy of Holies that the priest would intercede for God’s people by praying on their behalf. In the same way, we intercede on behalf of those around us.
1 TIMOTHY 2:1-4 (NIV)

I urge, 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 quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

We can make a difference when we spend time praying for others. Pray for those with whom you interact and connect with, including:
• Those in authority: leaders in church, government, family, and workplace
• Those who are marginalized: those suffering injustice, the poor, the widowed, the weak
• Your family: both immediate and extended family members
• Your church: pastors, community group leaders, members, and missionaries
• Your community: people in your city, nation, and world
• Your relationships: friends, co-workers, acquaintances
• Your adversaries: those with whom you disagreed.


“Thank You, God, for creating a way through Jesus for me to have Your presence wherever I go. I want to specifically ask You to watch over those in authority over me— my spiritual leaders, the leaders of our government, the leaders in my family, and my employers (pray for these people by name). Give them wisdom and grace, watch over and protect them, and help them to know and love You more. I also ask You to watch over those who are marginalized in my nation and in my community. Our world is desperate for justice and reconciliation. Please meet the needs of the poor, the widowed, the weak, and those suffering injustice (pray specifically for people you know who need help, advocacy, and intervention). Show me how I can be your hands and feet to those who are hurting. I ask You, God, to be present with my family. Bless them and keep them from harm (pray for any specific needs in your family right now). For those in my family who don’t know You, please meet them where they are and guide their hearts toward You. I lay my cares at Your feet. Thank You for loving me, choosing me, and calling me Yours. Amen.”

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