There are some phrases we’ve turned into something like cliché prayers. That is, we say them without really giving thought to the specifics of what we’re asking or the practical ramifications of what they may entail.
“Bless all the missionaries” is a good for instance.
Another may be, “God, please give us strength.”
The truth is, we do need strength. As spiritual leaders, we have monumental tasks before us. Whether you are a parent, teacher, pastor, Sunday school class teacher, ministry helper, or any Christian leading others in any area, you have been entrusted with responsibilities beyond human ability—reaching the world with the gospel, shepherding young hearts for God, changing lives, building a church, nurturing spiritual growth. And with each of these responsibilities comes obstacles unique to your situation.
It’s easy to become overwhelmed and to find ourselves weak in the most vital callings. After all, what is one person against so great a task? (more…)