From our perspective as individual citizens, nations wield great power and authority, and it seems as if one person would be unable to bring about any change. But Christians can impact a nation with their prayers. In fact, the way we can play a part in reversing the downward trajectory of a nation is by interceding for those in authority (1 Timothy 2:2-4). As James 5:16 tells us, the prayers of a righteous person can accomplish much. We should faithfully appeal to God on behalf of our country’s leaders.
Commentary from the In Touch devotional, July 4, 2022.