Paul wrote, “first of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men” (I Timothy 2:1). We see from this verse that there is a sense in which our prayers must include the whole world. They must go beyond our own families, our churches, our friends, and our country. What a great and awesome responsibility we have. And at the same time what a great privilege and honor God has given to us to be able to touch a soul on the other side of the world.
I have laid out for you what I have found from my study to be the main groups of people we should pray and intercede for. Here are those groups, eight in all.
1. Secular leaders (1 Timothy 2:2). Under the heading of “all men,” the first group that Paul instructs…
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