The following was taught and prayed through during our 6 a.m. prayer time with Terry Nyenhuis
1 Tim 2:1-4
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Psalm 2 Amp
Why do the nations assemble with commotion [uproar and confusion of voices], and why do the people imagine (meditate upon and devise) an empty scheme?
2 The kings of the earth take their places; the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and His Anointed One (the Messiah, the Christ). They say,
3 Let us break Their bands [of restraint] asunder and cast Their cords [of control] from us.
4 He Who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord has them in derision [and in supreme contempt He mocks them].
5 He speaks to them in His deep anger and troubles (terrifies and confounds) them in His displeasure and fury, saying,
6 Yet have I anointed (installed and placed) My King [firmly] on My holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare the decree of the Lord: He said to Me, You are My Son; this day [I declare] I have begotten You.
8 Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth as Your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them in pieces like potters’ ware.
10 Now therefore, O you kings, act wisely; be instructed and warned, O you rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with reverent awe and worshipful fear; rejoice and be in high spirits with trembling [lest you displease Him].
12 Kiss the Son [pay homage to Him in purity], lest He be angry and you perish in the way, for soon shall His wrath be kindled. O blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are all those who seek refuge and put their trust in Him!
Psalm 2:1 NKJV – Why do the nations rage and the people plot a vain thing?
Footnote: “Vain thing” is a rebellion without a chance of success.
Kingdom Dynamics in the Spirit Filled Life Bible for 2:8:
“Ask of Me …I will give You the nations for your inheritance. This conversation introduces an amazing declaration, that all the nations of the world are intended to come under the aegis of His Son’s rule. However, the qualifier is “Ask”. In John 17, through His High Priestly Prayer, Jesus does exactly this (John 17:1-26). However, His request involves our response. We must unite (John 17:21) and we must receive the authority “manifest” in God’s name and glory, which Jesus as the Interceding Messiah of Psalm 2, has conferred upon us – His Church. In this Name we pray, and by this glory we triumph – receiving the inheritance of nations as God promised.”
Matthew records that Jesus recognized this power in His commissioning the disciples to make disciples of all the nations. (Matt.28:18-20)
We prayed towards what was shared above.