A Leader’s Prayer

May I lead only out of what You teach me as I follow You. May I be strong in leading others to follow You while always being gentle in demeanor, patient in temperament, and forgiving in failure.

May I lead through the prism of my weaknesses so that I may more clearly see the strengths of those whom I lead. Protect me from leading through the prism of my strengths thereby unnecessarily highlighting weaknesses of some whom I lead.

Thank You for constantly reminding me of my woeful inadequacy, incalculable failures, and what others must accept to be led by me so that I may lead out of humility and not pride and arrogance. May I bless You and them for their strengths and pray for their weaknesses.

“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves” (Philippians 2:3).