SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP - PRAYERFUL LEADERSHIP
White Wing Messenger|January 2021
Look at the first two words in this article’s title, “Spiritual Leadership.” Now replace the word “spiritual” with any word that denotes effective Christian leadership—authentic leadership, compassionate leadership, visionary leadership, anointed leadership, fruitful leadership, compelling leadership, servant leadership, etc. This simple exercise reminds us that consistent, fervent prayer is essential to effective spiritual leadership.
KATHRYN CREASY

Why is prayer the platform that spiritual leadership is built on?

Prayer invites and entertains the presence of God. Moses understood that God’s presence was a necessity if he was to lead God’s people. He said to the Lord, “If Your Presence does not go with me, do not carry us up from here!” (Exodus 33:15 CEF). When leaders pray, we invite God’s presence into every aspect of our leadership. We humbly recognize that we cannot move forward in the leadership role He has called us to without Him. In prayer, we acknowledge our deep need for the Father. From that place of prayer, we go through our days entertaining His presence. When decisions are to be made, when relationships are to be strengthened, when help is to be offered, we can turn our eyes and hearts toward Him knowing that He is present.

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