When Spiritual Leaders Pray. . . Things Change

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; ~ Colossians 1:9

Whether, in the home, in the school, in the church, in the work place, or in the community, successful leadership is needed. Nothing improves leadership more effectively than prayer. In Prayer: The Timeless Secret of High-Impact Leaders, the author declares that prayer is the nonnegotiable tool in every high-impact leader’s repertoire.[1] While, leadership is the ability to influence others. It is actually prayer that gets God’s attention, so that He intervenes and brings about success.

Although prayer is not the only trait that leaders possess, it is without dispute the “common denominator” irrespective of the time period or geographical location.[2] It matters not, if one observes leaders from the 1st century or the 21st century, in a small town or a metropolitan city. Prayer is the timeless, yet often ignored secret to effective leadership.  Nevertheless, it is obvious that successful leaders consistently engage in fervent prayer.

Through prayer, leaders are able to improve their focus, gain wisdom, realize visions, and renew strengths that benefit themselves and others. By understanding the importance of putting first things first, with the determination to start and end each day by talking to God.[3] These individuals hold high expectations, trusting that God will hear and answer their prayers favorably. Effective leaders know how to turn problems into prayers, which result in positive productive solutions.

By improving their prayer life, leaders have a greater impact for good. They can successfully lead others according to the will of God, in Jesus name, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. For it is prayer that changes things for the better. When spiritual leaders pray… things change.

God Bless… I am Wiley’s granddaughter.


[1] Dave Earley, Personal Prayer: The Timeless Secret of High Impact Leaders. (Chattanooga: Tennessee. AMG Publishers, 2008), ix.

[2] Ibid., xi.

[3] Ibid., 1 – 16.

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