Prayer – The Necessity of Prayer

The necessity of prayer
I Timothy 1:18-2:8
I Timothy 2:1-8
Pray for all men
(1:18) Apparently earlier in his ministry, prophecies had been made about Timothy and his role
in the church. Here Paul is urging Timothy to wage a good warfare
and what would he need most of all?
Prayer support


(2:1) Therefore
Paul had been
talking about a man (Timothy) who had been faithful in all things
Here he contrasts Timothy with Hymenaeus and Alexander, who had been unfaithful
Paul is saying “Pray for Timothy and for those too”


Pray for all men


Our prayers make the difference in the lives of others
We need to pray for each other. We must pray for each other, lifting up our burdens
We also need to pray for our local churches, as well as those who have stumbled and fallen in their walk
Paul is saying “If you are going to be able to do the work of God then you will need to pray for yourself and others because look at what happened to these two who fell.

 
Pray for all men


The nation depends on it
(2:2) This means Kings and all who are in authority
If we don’t pray for them, Who will?
We should pray for our leaders so we can have a peaceful life
If there is tranquility on a national level then there is more time to share the gospel
This is a specific way to pray for all men and it reminds the believer that God is in control of everything
Our prayers affect decisions on the highest level and this means that we must pray for ANYONE who is in authority, whether we agree with them or not because God put them where they are for a reason. We don’t always know the reason and we may not always agree with them but we must always pray for them

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About Clint Rodgers

I am a father of 2 wonderful children and the husband of a beautiful woman who has taught me more about compassion for goofballs than I could have ever learned. I have know Jesus for many years but about 5 years ago I truly met Him and now I do my best to follow Him as I walk in this world
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