A Heart to Lead
The people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the LORD. David the king also rejoiced greatly. 1 Chronicles 29:9
Lord, we pray for the hearts of leaders both in the Kingdom of God and the Country. Touch their hearts as rebuilding takes place. Help each leader understand how their example is modeled by all they have been appointed to lead. God, let Your Word, and the desire to build your Kingdom on earth take precedence in their lives. Please help them to see beyond party lines and financial contributors and find satisfaction in pleasing you by being faithful in the position they serve.
Remind them of who they represent, and who has allowed their appointment. Shift their loyalties to those who place their trust in them and maintain their hope in you. Lord, you are the premier leader. Thank you for leading by example. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for reaching out and making peace. Thank you for being forgiving. Thank you for being loving. Thank you for being compassionate!
Lord, as these leaders gave generously, freely, and wholeheartedly to the building of your temple, help our leaders understand that their communication, compassion, consideration will build harmony in our country. Let them put aside title and privilege and fight to defeat the cruel treatment and dehumanization of people of color.
Let them build bridges through their actions, and again bring joy to those that follow them. Let their actions restore joy to life and bring peace to laborious efforts. Lord, let them give with the same effort and response they receive.
© 2020 Dr. John Ogletree – Houston, TX