My new "Leadership Prayer"

This is the second year now that we have been reading through the One Year Bible as a family. I can’t tell you how valuable I think this time has been for us as a family, but like every other “discipline” it has it’s “ups and downs”. Sometimes it can be a real chore to get everyone together and read for 15 minutes while Reagan is (usually) jumping up and down and Michele and I are trying not to fall asleep. God forbid you ever get behind and have to “catch up”. In spite of that, it’s so valuable just to spend time “togebber” (as Reagan calls it) and sometimes the words from the scriptures seem to just “leap off the page”. Last night was one of those nights.

I can’t believe I’ve never noticed this in Psalm 69 (nlt):

5 O God, you know how foolish I am; my sins cannot be hidden from you. 6 Don’t let those who trust in you be ashamed because of me, O Sovereign Lord of Heaven’s Armies. Don’t let me cause them to be humiliated, O God of Israel. 7 For I endure insults for your sake; humiliation is written all over my face. 8 Even my own brothers pretend they don’t know me; they treat me like a stranger.
9 Passion for your house has consumed me, and the insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.

Wow, that makes me feel a lot better that David prayed prayers like that…I think that’s going to be my new “leadership prayer”. Except for the fact that my “Brothers still speak to me” I can totally relate to that prayer as I lead actionchurch. Besides, it sounds so much more “Holy” than the remarkably similar prayer I often pray: “God, you know what an “idiot” I am. If you don’t guide me I will screw this deal up so badly that everyone will be embarrassed. Please speak to me”. I somehow feel a lot better knowing I am not the only one to pray a prayer like that…

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