Privileged to Pray for the Mayor

3 Nov

I believe that it is God, in His providence and sovereignty, who puts our government leaders in place. And so when the Mayor’s Office asked if I could do the opening prayer (invocation) for the inauguration ceremony of newly-elected Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle, I felt privileged and humbled to have been asked.   

Romans 13:1 comes to mind: “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”

And there’s 1 Tim 2:1-2: “I urge then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions 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.”

Let’s remember to always pray for our leaders.

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