Before you begin, take a few moments to quiet your mind and prepare your heart to receive God’s Word. Read the following passage at least twice, and then pray through the points below.
1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.
Consider how you pray. Do you ask God for things, intercede for others and their needs, or give thanks to God? 1 Timothy 2 calls us to do these things for all people. Take a few moments to reflect on why you do or do not pray for people in these ways.
Though we know not all will believe in the gospel, God's desire is that all would be reconciled to Him. Beg God to awaken our hearts to consistently pray that men, women, and children from all nations would put their faith in Jesus and join the family of God. Intercede for those people who don't yet have someone in their people group to cry out for their salvation. Believe that God will save many into eternal relationship with Him through your prayers and through the prayers of all the other saints who are praying this today.
Because we serve a great and glorious God, we ought to be a people who pray big prayers. Ask that God would make us a people who faithfully and earnestly pray to the God of the harvest, knowing that He has all power to accomplish all of His will in all of the earth. Pray that He would give us vision and faith to pray in a way that impacts the whole world.