I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. – 1 Timothy 2:1-2
I was surprised to see that the subtitle of this section of Scripture was Instructions on Worship. When I first just read the verses, I imagined it would be about praying for leadership, which it is, but it is so much more. First is prayer, not music, not drama, not the message, but prayer.
It takes prayer to worship. A connection needs to be made between us and the Spirit. We are to enter his gates with a focus on communing with God. Spending time in prayer with the body of believers is powerful. God moves in these types of situations. Prayer puts our focus on God and that’s where it needs to be as we worship.
Prayer: Lord, I thank you for the time spent worshiping you. I pray that I begin first thing in talking with you so that the rest of the worship is all about you. Amen
Faith Tip: Begin to worship on a daily basis starting with prayer.