Prayer for Leaders
Praying for church
leaders is important, and one of the main aims of the PrayerGuide.org.uk,
who produce this site, is to encourage such prayer. However, many leaders are relatively
unsupported in prayer, and it may have been that you were surprised to find a page
dedicated to this topic.
leaders need to be men and women of prayer, spending quality time in prayer, to be able to
respond to God's leading, and to develop their personal relationship with God. But at the
same time, Christian leaders are under greater and greater pressure as they minister in a
context of rapid change in the basic structures of society, and within the church. Many
Christian leaders suffer stress, marriage breakdown, and other problems. The personal
prayer lives of leaders are likely to provide an insufficient base of prayer for their
ministries to flourish. Our leaders need to be supported in prayer, by the church and by
specific individuals whom God may call to pray for them and for their ministry.
Christians who have leadership positions in
society or in business also need supporting with prayer - they act as role models, and
there are only too many people, aided by the media, who would rejoice in being able to
bring them down.