First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:1-4 ESV)
Hymn ELH 384 Our Father, Throned in Heaven Above
Our Father, throned in heav’n above,
All glory to Thy name of love.
Thy Kingdom come; Thy holy will
May earth as well as heav’n fulfill.
Give us this day our daily food
With all we need of promised good;
And freely all our sins remit
As we our debtors freely quit.
Defend us from the tempter’s ways,
Uphold when tried, when fallen raise:
For pow’r is Thine, and boundless reign,
In glory evermore, Amen.
Heavenly Father, I pray that Your Word may freely be brought to all people, that many more may be saved. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.