Operation "Brukim Skru"
"...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.
1 Timothy 2:1-2
The initiative to pray-in Godly leaders
“Operation Brukim Skru” is not just a call to pray for the elections, rather it is a call to use this election period as a great opportunity to fulfill God’s purposes for this nation.
Paul calls for “requests, prayer, intercession, and thanksgiving” and all of these activities could be called forms of prayer. The first duty of Believers meeting in fellowship, is prayer. The first specific topic for prayer is “kings, and all that are in authority.” In other words, the first specific topic of prayer whenever God’s people meet is prayer for the government. Paul states why we should pray for our government “that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” So from this we clearly understand that ‘Good government is God’s will.’ From the following verse, we see why this is so. “This is good and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” From this verse we understand why, so that the gospel can be preached and all men have an opportunity to hear, believe and be changed.
Christ is “King of kings and Lord of lords.” He is the Ruler of earth’s rulers and the Governor over earth’s governments. His authority over all earthly governments is made available in His name to His people - the assembly of His believing people. As Moses stretched forth his rod on God’s behalf over Egypt, so the church by its prayers stretches forth Christ’s authority over the nations and their rulers. Paul gave directions to Timothy for the church’s ministry of prayer. 1 Timothy 2:1 "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone-- 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, 4 who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth." The “first of all” in this case, gives importance to this kind of prayer. Prayer for authorities is to be first as we gather for prayer.
1. The first ministry of believers as they meet together is prayer.
2. The first specific topic for prayer is the government.
3. We are to pray for good government.
4. God desires all men to come into contact with the truth of the gospel.
5. Good government helps the spreading of the gospel, while bad government hinders it.
6. Therefore good government is the will of God