Marching Orders

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2 New Living Translation (NLT)

Pray for mankind. For yourself,
that you be directed in God’s will.
Pray for your household and those
once there, now distant.
Pray for the people in the news,
for those hurt and hurting
and for the leaders of the world.
Pray for your friends, for co-workers,
for kith and kin. Pray for those who rile you,
Ask God’s blessing for all
but leave details to Him.
Give thanks for all.
If “God bless you” or
“Have a blessed day” feels right,
let your words bless
and in all your days
seek that we can live peaceful,
quiet lives
marked by godliness and dignity.