Today I am praying especially for law enforcement officers including all of the men and women who serve in the city, county, state, and national agencies. If you serve in one of these agencies, “Thank you.”
Most of us know, by name, people who serve in these agencies. Pray specifically for them. Pray for their families as well. Over the next several days, these servants will be extremely busy with all of the holiday traffic and happenings. This is on top of their everyday stressors and obligations.
In a day when there seems to be a growing divide between law enforcement and the general public, let’s remind ourselves to treat them the way we want to be treated. Here are three passages of Scripture to help guide your prayer time.
Matthew 7:12 ”Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”
Romans 13:1-7 “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.
1 Timothy 2:1-4 “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
If you are traveling over the next many days, be alert, be safe, and be attentive to pray for and respect our law enforcement officers.