Many people feel it is important to pray for government and leadership. But how do we do that? And given the magnitude and complexity of the issues involved, can we really expect our prayers to be effective? Ananias, an early Christian in Damascus, must have faced questions like these when Saul of Tarsus came to his city “breathing out threatenings and slaughter” against members of the new faith (see Acts 9:1–20 ).
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