Pray for our leaders

Luke in Luke 18:1 wrote Jesus said, “That men ought always to pray, and not to faint.” Certainly this is very important. No man can go through his life without facing tremendous odds beyond his ability to solve or overcome on his own.

Luke in Luke 18:1 wrote Jesus said, “That men ought always to pray, and not to faint.”

Certainly this is very important. No man can go through his life without facing tremendous odds beyond his ability to solve or overcome on his own. He needs the help of God. This is one reason why men acting entirely on their own make mistakes and blunders. This is true of leaders in any field of endeavour.

Many times we are unaware of the heavy load of responsibility that rests on the shoulders of our leaders. Often we hear people say, “I am glad I don’t have his or her job.” Some through their upbringing and opportunities have done much to equip them for their obligations.

Others have been able to find people or material that can help them to make good decisions and take proper action.

But we all know, as humans, we are called upon at times to take action on our own to determine the course of action we take. Sometimes we do well and other times we fail. Sometimes, because of their personal faith in God, they seek His help and find the right answer. On the other hand, there are many of our leaders who fail to acknowledge God or to seek His help.

By and large, we appreciate our leaders and the work they do — but fail to tell them so. We also note where we feel they fell short.

Jesus mingled with people from all walks of life. He understood the pressures that they had to contend with. Often their lot was difficult.

So often we do not understand what our leaders face daily, for example, our mayor, our police, our teachers, our store keepers, our parents, also from the general public. We have a tendency to think that all they are interested in is the paycheck.

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