Thursday, December 06, 2007

Your Leader Needs Your Prayers


Dr. Dan's Monday Morning Memo: Leading . . . in the Need of Prayer

In my book, The Prayer-Shaped Disciple, I list three reasons why ministers need a prayer support team: (1) leaders have a greater responsibility than followers, (2) spiritual leaders are more frequent victims of spiritual conflict, (3) because of their greater visibility, Satan loves to discredit leaders and damage their ministry. I want to challenge you to pray daily for your pastor and other ministers who have influence on your life. In recent weeks I have heard more stories than I care to count, of ministers in desperate need of prayer support – staring at monumental decisions, under heavy stress, burdened by family challenges, weighed down by physical health issues, facing church division, and some facing issues that weren’t even on the radar five years ago.

James 5:16 instructs us to “pray for one another.” Very few “one anothers” in your life need your prayer support more than your pastor or spiritual leader. Would you pause right now and pray for your pastor/spiritual leader?

Then would you please pray for me, asking that my Monday Morning Memos would be so Holy Spirit directed that, whatever the subject matter, they would minister to you, week by week?

If you’d like to join the Disciple All Nations Prayer Team, just send an e-mail to discipleallnations@pobox.com and give me your name and e-mail address. You will receive, via e-mail, my monthly prayer reports/praises/requests as well as any in-between information of significance. Also, newly added to the home page is a bibliography of books on prayer. Click below to go to the Disciple All Nations home page. (Post a comment to this Memo by clicking HERE) Enjoy and may reflecting on these thoughts help get your week off to a great start! I'd love for you to leave a comment at the bottom of the blog entry and visit the Disciple All Nations website: Click HERE to go to the Disciple All Nations Home Page.Click HERE to read the latest prayer requests from missionaries in Europe.Click HERE to read previously posted Monday Morning Memos.

Monday morning blessings,
Dr. Dan CrawfordPresidentDisciple All Nations, Inc.
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