Day 20
Pray for the leaders in all levels of society in Azerbaijan and Iran.

The Talysh, without a country of their own, are governed by Azerbaijani and Iranian leaders. Both countries are plagued with rampant corruption and bribery at every level of society. Both countries are struggling to deal with near economic collapse that has resulted in high unemployment, rising crime, hopelessness, and ever-increasing drug abuse. Leaders must deal with both international disputes and domestic unrest. Government officials must make policies that affect the public’s safety, health, and education. Both countries currently have many political and religious prisoners. The sin of mankind is everywhere, in every country and in every heart. Societal problems are rooted in spiritual problems.

The leaders of these countries need our prayers!  Azerbaijan is led by President Ilham Aliyev and his wife, First Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva. The Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani govern the Islamic Republic of Iran. The leaders at every level of society need our prayers – from the highest levels…all the way down the line to the mayor of the smallest village and every politician and bureaucratic official in between. Judges, police officers, factory bosses, school principals and teachers are all authorities for whom we should pray.

Pray for their salvation.

Pray leaders would fear God and rule with justice, fairness, wisdom, and righteousness. 

Pray leaders would do what is best for the people instead of just seeking more power or more money for themselves.

“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.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2