Because I’m on our association's board, I usually get calls about maintenance issues. I don’t mind, but sometimes I wish I was living freely without the responsibility. We have a management company, but I understand it’s easier to get in touch with me because I’m right next door.
I got a call yesterday about our emblem being off our gate. I think someone thought it was brass and tried to steal it and got deterred by a visitor or homeowner coming in the gate, but I’m not sure; that’s just a guess. Thankfully, there are others who care, one who called me to say he would bolt it back on.
Here’s my analogy of the situation: our neighbors are like people around us who have an idea about God but have limited knowledge, and the management company is like God. It’s easier to ask a Christian to pray for their situation because they are not sure if God will answer them, but they know a Christian has direct access. It’s also possible to get better results if more than one person calls! Make sure you pray for those who ask, it’s their first step of faith, and maybe one day they will trust God enough to communicate with him 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