‘Dear brothers and sisters, honour those who are your leaders in the Lord's work. They work hard among you and give you spiritual guidance. Show them great respect and wholehearted love because of their work. And live peacefully with each other... never stop praying.’
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13, 17 NLT


1 Thessalonians 5:12-13, 17

Our leaders need the focused, intentional prayers of the Army world.

From Scripture it is clear that we are to honour, show respect and love for our leaders and to never stop praying.

Wisdom. Peace. Courage. Integrity. Encouragement. Strength and perseverance. Hope. Fresh energy and creativity. Health. Family life. Being with Jesus. Patience. Humility. Servant Leadership.

The Praying for Leaders plan focuses on these 14 aspects of leadership and can be used for personal, collective and public prayer over 14 days or weeks. Featuring:

  • written prayer
  • recorded video prayer
  • Scripture
  • questions for reflection
  • ideas for personal action

Available in 10 languages.

We pray for our leaders to maintain a right relationship with God, for it is in pursuing this that the Spirit comes with divine perspective, insight, direction and courage to serve well.

Our Army will thrive, God’s Kingdom will be extended and those who lead will be strengthened and blessed in knowing that they are held before the Father by their people.

Join us in Prayer

Download the Prayer Guide, which includes prayers, reflections and actions you can take to support the leaders in your life.

Resources in translation

If your territory is translating the resource in another language, we would be pleased to receive a copy to make available to others.

Please send by email to: ihq-sld@salvationarmy.org

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