First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-4
Paul here encourages us to pray for, to plead on behalf of and to thank God for all people – those at the bottom of society AND those on the top. One of the things that I continue to find interesting about London is that we find these people living side-by-side. In economic terms, we see the lowest of the low and the highest of the high walking or driving down Uxbridge Road. Our God wants His church to cry out for all people that they may be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.
Yes – let’s continue to pray for the poor and the immigrants in Shepherd’s Bush, but let’s also remember to pray for the young professionals who are seeking a life of happiness through success in the workplace.
Let’s remember to pray for those immigrants who come to London to spend loads of pounds they’ve made in their home country.
Let’s remember to pray for those who have inherited wealth which is passed down from generation to generation.
Our hope is that those on both ends of the economic spectrum would come to know the saving grace of our Lord. May God mold New City into a praying people. A community who makes supplications, prayers intercessions and thanksgivings for ALL people.