PRAY FOR YOUR LEADERS
Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.
Hebrews 13:17 NIV
We have leaders in the body of Christ; people who spoke the word of God to us. Paul says these words concerning this, "Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith, Hebrews 13:7.
Paul reminds us to remember how our leaders lived until they died and encourages us to copy their faith. These people gave their lives for our sake, they did not sleep at night praying for us and many times they fasted that God may reveal Himself in our lives.
Paul then encourages us to obey our leaders. Be willing to do what they say. These leaders are responsible for our spiritual welfare; they are always watching to protect us. We need to obey so that their work will give us joy, not grief.
This morning, I want to ask you to take a moment and pray for your leaders. I know that sometimes they make mistakes and fail to treat us like the way we wish to be treated. But these people are normal humans just like us and they learn everyday to become more effective in their positions. They make mistakes just like any of us and so we need to more understanding when they make ones.
If you want your leaders to be a good example to all people. Then you need to pray for them that they fulfill their God given purposes in their lives. Learn to understand their weaknesses and pray for their strengths. Pray that God may continue revealing Himself to them that they may understand His perfect plan for them and people who He has given them.
Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....
Dear Father, I pray for my leaders. Lord I'm asking that You may cover them by the precious blood of your Son Jesus. Help them to be effective in their positions that they may serve You with all of their strengths, minds and souls. In Jesus' Name, Amen.