In 1 Timothy 2:1-6, Paul writes, “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. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people.”
Ask the Lord about this passage. Be still, and let Him bring to mind who and what He wants you to pray for. Over time, the enemy tempts us to give in to discouragement rather than to pray the big, bold prayers. This year, let’s ask for what seems impossible. Let’s ask for a great awakening, a massive wave of people coming to know the truth. Let’s pray that everyone, from our leaders to our doctors to our pregnant women to our elders to all those around them... would know the immense value of every human life. Most of all, let’s pray that each person would come to know Jesus Christ and be saved, for this is what God wants.