Prayer for Luke 2:1

“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus 14; also known as Octavian, he established the peaceful era known as the Pax Romana; Caesar was a title of Roman emperors. that the whole empire should be registered.”

Heavenly Father, thank You that just as in the times of Mary and Joseph Your plans and purposes for mankind could not be thwarted by Satan's evil manipulation nor obstructed by the work of evil men and their corrupt governments. We thank You that today You remain in ultimate control of all things - and although the nations conspire against Your people Israel, rage against Your Body, (the Church), and seek to break free from God's ultimate, sovereign authority- we praise and thank You that You remain in control and that the day is coming when You will break the nations with a rod of iron ; and dash them to pieces like pottery. Until then we pray that You will use us to Your praise and glory - this we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

Source: Verse of the day for Luke 2:1