A Prayer for Leadership

8 Nov
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Photo Credit: Me, whilst traversing the Camino de Santiago, May 2014

– from “A Prayer for Leadership” by Joan Chittister

Give us, O God,
leaders whose hearts are large enough
to match the breadth of our own souls
and give us souls strong enough
to follow leaders of vision and wisdom.

In seeking a leader, let us seek
more than development of ourselves-
though development we hope for,
more than security for our own land-
though security we need,
more than satisfaction for our wants-
though many things we desire.

Give us the hearts to choose the leader
who will work with other leaders
to bring safety
to the whole world….

2 Responses to “A Prayer for Leadership”

  1. Rosemary Williamson November 15, 2016 at 3:34 pm #

    Beautiful prayer and engaging photo. Well done.

  2. rosemary williamson November 15, 2016 at 3:40 pm #

    Hi Chris;

    Beautiful photo and prayer. I continue to pray for your health. I’m not sure how to navigate on word press and did try to leave a comment there but I’m not sure I succeeded.

    love, Rosie

    Sent from Outlook

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