By Stephen W. Hiemstra
We give thanks for the gift of faith and the call into ministry that reaches out to our families, friends, and beyond.
Guard our hearts in times of weakness, hardship, and temptation.
Keep our minds sharp so that we can offer you our praise with clarity, coherence, and dedication, not tainted by vain desires, cultural confusion, or subtle idolatries.
Grant us a spirit of meekness, a spirit of humility seated deeply in our character—not loosely held, superficially worn, or overshadowed by cherished sins.
Place in us hearts eager to pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, and gentleness.
Give us the assurance of your providence so we can offer sacrificial hospitality to those around us.
In the face of suffering, make your Holy Spirit especially visible so that we would not fail in our ministry due to temptations to be relevant, powerful, or spectacular in the eyes of those in our care.
In the strong name of Jesus Christ, your Son and our Savior. Amen.
Meek Leadership Prayer
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