Learning To Lead Prayer In the Midst of Crisis
6 Keys To Responding As A Leader
Acknowledging the crisis in our Nation-
Acknowledging crisis doesn’t mean that we have a comprehensive understanding of everything involved, it means that we admit things are not ok and we are in need of divine intervention.
Understanding its impact-
Seek to understand the impact of the major issues. For example, abortion, the redefinition of marriage, racial tensions, national indebtedness, the church shifting from certain Biblical absolutes etc.
A nation in crisis affects all of us-
This is an invitation for all to pray.
Understanding the Biblical response-
As the world hurries for a solution we are called to be an intercessory first-responder people. This doesn’t mean we are not active in society and government, it means that we understand prayer as the primary means by which God ordains change and transformation.
Make fresh commitments-
In the busyness of leadership it is easy to forget to pray. Make a fresh commitment to pursue the Lord in the place of prayer and Bible-study.
Pursue unity within the body-
There is a critical need for pastors, leaders and intercessors to learn to work together in preference, honor and maturity. We will go farther with a team approach.
“Therefore, let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.” -Rom.14:19
Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. -2 Tim.2:22
As a leader our presence and our participation in the prayer meeting speaks volumes. Leaders ought to be the first in the prayer line. Start or attend a prayer meeting that meets regularly to prayer for our nation, city and region. This can be a challenge because of schedule and ministry priority, however biblically speaking, there is no greater priority than the place of intercession