Friday, May 11, 2007

No Counsel: Proverbs 11

"Where there is no counsel, the people fall" ~Proverbs 11:14

We need to be praying for wisdom for those in authority. Those in charge of our countries, our towns & the places we work! Especially when we feel like they might be doing a bad job...then they need our prayers even more. If it feels like the prayer might sting your tongue to whisper, then first, pray for a softening of your own heart. I know I would need to pray for this before I can find a place in my heart to pray for some of those in charge.

But I look at what's going around me, when those in charge are failing. War, pain, unhappiness, sickness. Even in the workplace. Start small if you have to, but remember to pray for those in charge. Soften our hearts today Lord!


  1. Prayer changes things. And yes, we need to pray for hearts to become soft. There are so many hearts of stone.

    And yes, how important to pray for those in positions of authority. That's one area I need to work on. It's easy to pray for family and friends, but our family and friends will be affected if we don't pray for our leaders, whether in government or our pastor and church leadership.

    I am becoming more and more aware of how I need to ask the Lord to examine my own heart. I recently heard a woman speak at our Mothers & Daughters Tea at church. She said at the end of the day she says, "Okay, Lord, how did I do today?" Afterwards I spoke with her and she said as her walk with the Lord grows, she's amazed at the things God will reveal, hidden things, like attitudes that aren't pleasing to Him. Then she asks for forgiveness from the Lord and moves on.

    Prayer changes things but I'm discovering that in the process, prayer changes me. Praise God!

    P.S. I've been enjoying your travels through Proverbs. And that's great about friends being open to the Gospel and attending church. Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!

  2. So true, Becky - when we are praying, we aren't focussed on our own problems... barring that, any time you need a good therapy, you just come on out and blow dandelions to your heart's content. (tee hee!)

    I am praying for your unnamed decision.