Is This How Paul Prayed for Nero?

Is This How Paul Prayed for Nero? December 12, 2016

Here’s how Paul instructed Timothy:

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. (1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV)

Here‘s how Alan Jacobs is praying for everyone in Washington but president-elect Trump:

I am praying that people in our government who hold some power power and possess at least a little intelligence will impede Trump, will place enough obstacles in his way that he will be able to do minimal damage to the body politic, the national economy, and the international order during his time in office. Impede, delay, fence, funnel — these are the imperatives. And, please God, may this situation last no more than four years.

That all makes sense from an intellectual, but from a Christian?


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