Making one-sided prayers

The most significant current events around the world include the situation happening in Iran. The political unrest amongst the people is creating civil chaos that has become quite violent. There is injustice. There is blatant dishonesty in the current government. But I forgot to pray for the people in Iran. My question is: “Is it okay to pray for political issues like the political unrest in Iran?” Some churches feel it is okay to pray for one side of the issue but this is risky. If we’re careful we probably should not pray for or against one side because we do not have any hard evidence and information regarding how the election was handled in Iran. Should we Christians take sides and pray for one government over another? I think it’s better to be careful and refrain from making public prayers for one side or another because we might have wrong information. Personally, I don’t trust all our public information and news from television or even our newspapers. Even President Obama is being more careful about his public comments and isn’t making any one-sided opinions about this issue. However, I think the one thing we can pray for is for peace and for the truth to be revealed.

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Author: Kevin S.

A follower of Jesus, a husband and a father. Hobbies include biking, keeping fish if they don't die on me, blogging when I can, theologizing and ministry, and pondering about world affairs.

4 thoughts on “Making one-sided prayers”

  1. Good post.

    We can also pray for the Christians in Iran. They will, in all likelihood, remain under heavy persecution regardless of the outcome of the political battle being waged.

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  3. Stephan Huller is preaching a different gospel.

    Let him be accursed.

    I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. (Galations 1:6-9)

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  4. Kevin, I sense your burden. But I think we should pray for places like Iran and North Korea.

    And even the US president, who has declared himself a champion of gays in American. I'm feeling sick.

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