Day 6 // Pray for Your Leaders
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives (Colossians 1:9).
The year 2020 undoubtedly was exceptionally challenging for everyone. Physical distancing, high levels of sickness, unforeseen deaths, self-isolation, racial reconciliation, political tension, limits on gatherings are but a few challenges this year. These have been hard on everyone, and your church leadership is no exception. Your leaders have had to navigate through extreme change. They have had to make decisions in rapid succession. They have had to make well-thought-out decisions only to have them undone due to ever-changing conditions. They have had to learn to lead church differently, with no road map and no forewarning. To put it simply, it was and is an exhausting time to lead.
Scriptures teach us: Pray for your leaders. Continually pray God fills them “with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives.”
Holy God, I pray for our church leaders. I pray they will have wisdom in their decision making and courage to do what they believe is your will. I also pray for their health — spiritually, mentally and emotionally. Father, hold them in your arms and keep them encouraged. Lastly, I pray we as a congregation will love our leaders as they make vital decisions for our church.