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Pray4Officials urges continued prayer for leaders at all levels

May 8th, 2017 / By: Texan Staff / comments

Pray4Officials urges continued prayer for leaders at all levels

GRAPEVINE The Texas Ethics and Religious Liberty Committee has initiated a strategy to enlist churches and their members to pray for political leaders from the president to the local school board. The idea for Pray4Officials comes from 1 Timothy 2:1-2, which urges believers to pray for political leaders so that we might “lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way,” according to the introductory brochure. 

“The plan is to provide a sort of chaplaincy ministry for those God has placed in elected leadership over us,” said Gary Ledbetter, SBTC staff liaison to the TERLC. “The committee hopes that in some cases a church or individual can form a personal relationship with an elected official that God might use powerfully in his or her life.”   

The Pray4Officials packet consists of a brochure explaining the plan, a response card, a sample prayer list with contact information for some elected officials and a sample prayer card. 

Interested churches or individuals can request a Pray4Officials packet by calling Gayla Sullivan at 817.552.2500 or email her at gsullivan@sbtexas.com. Follow the Twitter handle @pray4officials, which will include suggested prayer requests as participants learn of specific needs in the lives of elected officials. All these pieces may also be downloaded at sbtexas.com/terlc.