And yet the most advanced leader is conscious of the possibility of endless development in his prayer life. I know nothing to compare with this topic for its sorrowful self-confessions.
This article was comprised from notes taken during the session of the Desiring God Pastors Conference.
To be a leader you must have followers. As a praying leader you must step out in faith to lead others as an example in their prayer lives. You must be able to live the . Jan 13, · The six faith leaders President-elect Donald Trump has invited to pray at his inauguration come from diverse backgrounds, but they have something in common: All have personal ties to Trump or his. The video of him praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem whilst draped in a prayer shawl was just the latest example of his public expression of his new-found faith.
In my life, prayer has even rivaled the Scriptures in stirring my affections towards God. I know that Jesus loves me because the Bible says so—God, you love me that much! But I know he loves me because of the way he answers my prayers.
How do I communicate that? Do you love everyone this much? I see it so much in how you answer my prayers. But this one time I wanted to take my family on vacation and I pleaded with God and made it known. And I prayed and waited.
God is so good in answering my prayers. Another time, my wife and I were talking. She was saying how she just loves our life and loves how simply we live. We also prayed that God would make us wealthy to give it away. None of it comes to us but to a fund and we get to write checks to people.
Prayer is a way of walking in love. I love God so much because of how God has answered my prayers. Sometimes even we pray the wrong thing and we are so grateful and amazed that God did not grant those prayers.
The story of Elijah, God is the one who answers prayer. He is not a block of wood. He answers the prayers of his people.
One thing I have done is writing in prayer journals. I write my prayers on one side and then go back and write on the other side of the page when God has answered that prayer. It is so good to go back and remember how God has answered prayer.
We so easily forget what God has done. This is a serious power that we have here in prayer. Another time I was cleaning out my garage. I wanted to do something that would last for eternity. So I prayed that God would help to do something eternal in it.
So I was cleaning out my garage and my neighbor stopped by. He said he had been wanting to talk with me and asked that I pray for him. Why do I do anything but pray?
The only thing that ever differentiates between me and some other religion is that God is my God who answers prayer. When I talk to someone on a plane or somewhere, I pray that God would show up in power, otherwise I will just sound like one of these other religions.
He has to work and do something. Is that what comes across in your church?To be a leader you must have followers. As a praying leader you must step out in faith to lead others as an example in their prayer lives.
You must be able to live the . "THE LEADER AND HIS PRAYING" MY PERSONAL WEAKNESS BY MICHAEL GARY WEBB STUDENT ID # DECEMBER, What a challenging first sentence is found in "The Leader and His Praying"!
Sanders writes, "In nothing should the leader be ahead of his follower more than in the realm of prayer.". A Leader’s Prayer for Wisdom I admire how his life was dedicated to developing the early church. Paul isn’t praying that God would give him wisdom to lead them better.
He’s praying that God would give the Ephesians the Spirit of wisdom and revelation.
For the supreme example of a life of prayer, the leader will naturally turn to the life of the Lord Himself, since belief in the rationality and necessity of prayer is based not merely on logic but preeminently on His example and precept.
"THE LEADER AND HIS PRAYING" MY PERSONAL WEAKNESS BY MICHAEL GARY WEBB STUDENT ID # DECEMBER, What a challenging first sentence is found in "The Leader and His Praying"!
Sanders writes, "In nothing should the leader be ahead of his follower more than in the realm of prayer.". Praying together increases the faith of a congregation to believe God for the miraculous. Matthew 17 and Mark 9 tell the story of a father who brought his demon-possessed son to the disciples.
They could not cast the demon out.