Day 18 - Leaders

    01.25.18 | by 40 Day Team

    Warm-Up
    Pray: “Heavenly Father, thank you that Your Word lays out guidelines and qualifications for leadership within Your church.  Thank you for the men and women who are currently serving as leaders in my church.  You have moved within their lives that they desire to serve your Kingdom and lead lives that direct others back to you.  Continue to give them wisdom, discernment, and understanding as they make decisions. Guide them as they face challenges.  Holy Spirit fill them with your love, compassion, and direction!”

    Round 1
    Read 1 Timothy 3:8-16, Acts 6:1-7

    Round 2
    Your church has a team that fulfills the role of leadership as described in 1 Timothy.  These leaders have responsibility for caring for the facilities needed by the church body.  They work to serve the best short and long term financial needs of our church using wisdom, discernment, and understanding to best steward the gifts that God has provided.

    Spend the next 5-10 minutes praying for each leader by name, thanking God for the work they are doing.  Pray for their families that support them. 

    Round 3
    Do you know all of the leaders at your church?  If not, take the time to meet them this coming week.  If yes, what can you do this week to let them know that you value their efforts?  Maybe write them a note, send a text, take them for coffee, or bring them coffee or a treat. Ask God to reveal what you can do to let them know that you appreciate them.

    Burnout
    Every day for the next week, take the time to pray for the leaders of your church.  Set a daily timer on your phone [best option] or pray for them before or after each soul workout you do.