Week 8 – 23rd February 2014

Praying for our spiritual leaders

Ex 17:8-13

  • The now famous staff began life as a walking stick! To help Moses walk on uneven ground, but later it turned into an instrument of divine power and authority to fulfil God’s purposes on earth.
  • OT prophets called it a staff
  • Kings and rulers called it a scepter
  • King David – ‘your rod and staff comfort me’  Ps 23
  • Elisha used it to raise the dead boy of the Shunamite woman  2 Kings 4:29
  • God will rule the nations with a ‘rod of iron’ Ps 2:9; Rev 2:27
  • Moses’ prayers accomplished so much but he still needed someone to supporti him in prayer!
  • Even Jesus needed friends to pray for him in his greatest need Matt 26: 36-46
  • Paul pleaded with the churches to pray for him – ‘partner in the gospel’
  • Will you ‘lay down your life’ for a short time each week to pray for our spiritual leaders? John 15:13