40 Days of Prayer to Change America
(Day 37: Leadership and Judgment)
"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad." --- 2 Corinthians 5:10
We don't like to think about judgment. But Scripture is explicit that every person on the planet will stand before Christ to be judged. Though our Salvation is dependent upon whether Christ is our Savior and Lord, our actions as individuals in life certainly factor into things eternally in a way that we don't fully comprehend.
How does knowing this fact change the way you pray for governmental leaders and those in authority when you recognize that they, too, must stand before the judgment seat of Christ? We are not called to be accusers but intercessors. The picture of the judgment seat of Chrsit should drive us to our knees in passionate prayer for our nation's leaders.
- Thank the Lord for paying the price for your redemption.
- Pray for the Salvation of local and national governmental leaders.
Father, I know that You are the ultimate Judge over all mankind and that You have turned judgment over to Your Son, Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Thank You, Lord, that I face judgment without fear because of Your love for me that brought me into Your family and forgave all of my sins. But, Lord, I fear for the many who do not know You and face a fearful judgment. Help me to pray for those who so desperately need You.
(reprinted from Charisma magazine)