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Our pastor always prays for our leaders and for world peace, but does it really do any good? The world seems just as messed up as it ever was. Isn't praying for vague things like


If God isn’t concerned about us, or if He isn’t able to do anything about the evils in our world, then yes, it is useless to pray for world peace (or anything else, for that matter).

But God isn’t like this! God loves us and is deeply concerned about the evils we face. Furthermore, He is all-powerful and is able to do something about them. This is why we can expect Him to answer our prayers according to His perfect will, including our prayers for peace among the nations (and everything else that concerns us). Centuries ago, the prophet Isaiah declared, “Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear” (Isaiah 59:1).

Does this mean all evils would vanish if we just prayed hard enough? No it doesn’t, because evil is still real, and Satan is still at work. Only when Christ comes again and Satan’s power is broken will the world know true and lasting peace. But in the meantime, God commands us to pray for “all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (1 Timothy 2:2).

Today millions are celebrating the annual National Day of Prayer. Take time today — and every day — to pray for our nation and its leaders. God is still at work, whether we realize it or not. And some day He will bring about “a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells” (2 Peter 3:13).

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  1. Enid says:

    So anxious and worried about current events in the world.

  2. joycee says:

    Prayer will and does change things people and places.

  3. jpycee says:

    Alpha and Omega thank you Lord

  4. Cheri Jordan says:

    We should always pray for good and for help where it is needed, God is everywhere and I think the fact that we care enough to pray for others and for what is going on in the world shows Jesus we care and that’s a beautiful thing. prayer is amazing and god here’s our prayers and he will answer our prayers always. God bless you all and may you have a very blessed day, Amen