Proverbs 29:12 – “If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.” NIV
If you want to know what is wrong in the world today, this is one of the factors. Our leaders are listening to and telling lies. The lies may be coming from other people or the imps of hell themselves, but a lie is a lie and the result is corruption to all associated with it.
We are not isolated islands and what we do, hear, listen to, and say affects others not just us. I’ve had people say, “Well I’m not hurting anybody, just myself.” WRONG! You are affecting more people than you realize by your good and bad. It is especially harmful when it is a clear leader or ruler because the number affected escalates exponentially depending on the prominence of the leader. Then every official under him/her affects lives and the lives they affect touch others and it becomes a never-ending line of harm.
If you want something or some way to pray, I suggest we pray for leaders. I suggest we pray that God will cause them to Hear & Speak the TRUTH! They may reject it, but at least they will have heard it and God will deal with that in a sure way. He will deal with it in us and those in positions of leadership. He will, as He did with King Saul, remove them from their positions if they reject His directive. It is not praying for the removal of a leader or leaders but for them to HEAR TRUTH! Their response to truth will judge them.
In our own lives I pray that we we will always seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and apply that truth, light, and love to our lives. May we seek to walk in the center of His will and fulfill His purpose in our lives on this earth daily! If we do, I can assure you He will not only lead us into truth but will bring peace and prosperity to our lives. It may not be money but prosperity that begins on the inside and works its way out into the everyday living of our lives.
May God be with you as you go through this day!