1 Timothy 2:1-3 (The Message)
1 -3The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.

Paul tells Timothy we should pray for everyone we know and that it is important to pray for our leaders. We need to pray for the leaders so that our lives do not become chaotic and take away from our time with God.

As I was driving into work and listening to the radio, a woman called the radio station to ask if they would pray for her brother-in-law who is going in for brain surgery. He has a tumor in a place near the spinal cord and it is threatening his life. It was obvious this is a very serious operation. This woman was reaching out, asking everyone to pray. It’s exactly what Paul said we should do. We should look for opportunities to pray for others. We should pray by whatever means we have. Pray for this man and the doctors ministering to him. Pray for his family as they fear what could happen. Pray for those who know him that this could be an opportunity for God to speak to them. Pray even though this is difficult that someone will be blessed. Pray God would let you see the blessings of your prayers.