A Prayer for Strength and Perseverance

Loving Father

We thank you that all we need in this life is found in your infinite capacity to give ‘immeasurably more’ to your children.

Because we believe this truth, we confidently come before you on behalf of our leaders to pray for strength and perseverance.

The mantle of leadership can sometimes feel heavy to carry, often requiring decisions to be made that will never please all the people at the same time – it can be a lonely and tiring space to reside.

Grant our leaders, your children, humility and wisdom to know when they are weary and in need of rest, and may your Holy Spirit remind them that they can lean into you always for all things.

In your presence, may they receive your forgiving grace for anything that is entangling or hindering them, lifting their eyes again to Jesus who offers life in abundant fullness.

Replace discouragement with joy, weariness with fresh energy, weakness with renewed strength, and may your gift of patient endurance be poured out upon our leaders in ever increasing measure.

AMEN

Scripture

‘Those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.’
Isaiah 40:31 NLT
‘Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.’
Hebrews 12:1-2a NIV

Ask the Lord to bring the name of a leader to your mind who needs an extra covering of prayer for strength and perseverance.

Lift that name to Jesus every day for the next week.

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