When the righteous rule, the people rejoice but when the wicked rules, the people mourn, having heard this, how often do we pray for those in authority, as it's a sure way to bring happy, like it or not, the affairs of our states or country would largely affect our happiness. For instance the time of the lockdown, the world together had to pray for it to be over cause we didn't like being lock up inside. Similarly if there are crisis or any form of distortion from the normal process especially a negative disturbances that would create worries, it wouldn't be so nice.
As important as praying for ourselves and praying for our loved ones, praying for the nation is also important, dont leave it to your neighbors to do alone, you pray for the nations, the peace of troubles would affect everyone, but it wouldn't matter if it affects someone else cause you'll only speak for yourself and how it affects you and your family. You very much don't need to be a good person or bad person to suffer in a case where the country Is in trouble. One morning everyone is fine the next minutes everyone is leaving their cars and houses just trying to secure their lives first. We pray for many things to stop but for the country we ought to pray for prevention, like it shouldn't happen at all, so many damages could be done before a repair surfaces. Intentionally we see that we are at peace, but do we know what actions the governments are taking behind our backs that may lead to chaos and mayhem uprising.
Worst still do we know what a group of people may be having planned that's about to cause an unrest for the entire public, we can't be too extra careful, most of us are merely citizens, the best we can do is to pray for the country and hope everyone making important decisions are directed enough to make the right decisions. Not limited to fights and chaos only, we could also experience natural disasters, in such cases what can the government do? How often are we aware and fully prepared for what is to come. Come praying for your country is for your own good too.
We often make the mistake of not knowing how important it is to pray for a national peace. There's so much you could control at home or in your environment, but there's so little you can do when your country is in chaos, when there's unrest in your land or maybe war, the tension weeps round everyone home, then it becomes a survivor of the fittest as everyone's family is trying to save theirselves first before any other. Those friends and colleagues would matter less to you, in more critical states no one might matter because there's so much going on for you to care about another.
The recent generations have been so opportune to witness a more humane kind of living, where there's an instant shun to violence, the forces are always on the lookout to ensure peace, but we have seen documentaries, movies have recaptured some of the moments and we surely don't pray to experience that, of course things were worst than what the movies displayed, the stories we were told were only the aspect they knew of, or yet remembered, things were worst in reality, you couldn't possibly imagine. Your forefathers at least experienced such moments, a piece of us was present, not the actual us, someone with our DNA, all lives are related remember.
If the nation is at peace both with itself and other countries, the citizens would have lesser problems to deliberate about, problems like food scarcity, pollution, wide life conservation, ozone layer depletion among many others, all these issues are issues that the people can control, as they would come up with solutions to see that such matters is resolved, well they could decide to pass across a law prohibiting the killings of any wide animal, or a restriction to national energy consumption, something can be done, maybe not to stop it entirely, but to curb at least to an extent. But in a time of war, when the government is not in control of the situation, or there's very little anyone could do to save his or herself as you can't tell where the next hit would be landing.
National disaster is yet another reason to pray for your country, the choice of what country you would like to be born into was never an option for you to pick, it just happened so, if it weren't so I'm sure some countries would never be populated, but God just placed us as he best desire, and so we have to grow with the place and join in the building up of the country in our own various capacities. When national disaster strike, its really no ones fault, its just the place issues in regards to its position on the earth, these national disasters have lead to many death and many others displaced, some are orphans while some lost loved one. It indeed is a dark awakening for any place it comes to.
From earthquakes to volcanic eruption, to flood, to outer space asteroid landing, just to mention a few, there are usually countless loses recorded, you can never be too prepared, unless we have a Noah who God would direct to build an ark so we can at least just try to hide as a safety precaution, but since its not so therefore it takes on unaware. Houses built on sweat and fortune have been totally swept away or destroyed by floods, cars lost, lives have been taken by volcanic eruption the likes, so we pray that God would stop this from reoccurring, of course he created the world and all there is in it so if any can stop it, that would be him. Pray for your country.
Pray that there would be peace among the various tribes that exist in the country, some countries are multilingual and so there are going to be some ethnic clashes but let them be easily resolved. Pray that your country don't get into war with another country or better pray your country don't get into war with a higher power country that could send just missile and your country has just guns to fight with.
Pray that you have a good government too, not one that would make the country a little hell for it's citizens with the constant bad choices and you all have to pay for the wrong decisions and bad governance. Pray against national disaster, as you might not know when or where its about to hit next, just a boom and destruction sweeps, so pray well for all round peace in your country.
You should know that your country is your home, we are all born soldiers of our mother's land because we are meant to defend it at all cost, no matter who's wrong, its our home, your brother could go make trouble outside and come running home to hide, well as long as he's home, he knows he's somewhat defended unless the people are coming with higher arms and power, same with our country, we are to defend it to the win unless the opposition are more powerful to defeat or cause our surrender. While we pray for ourselves daily, remember that praying for your country for her national peace is another indirect way of praying for yourself.
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