As our children grow more and more fully into who they were created to be, we hope that they will find ways to be leaders - leaders in the classroom, on the sports fields, on the stage, in the hallways, in the cafeteria, and on the playground. May they grow to learn from the path set forth by Christ, a path that is marked with humility.
Today, we pray that our children will grow to be servant leaders. We ask that they will be captivated by the ways of Christ, and that they will remember what the Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Phillipi, that though He was in very nature God, Jesus didn't claim any special privilege, but humbled Himself to be like us so that He might serve us. May the Holy Spirit clearly show each of our children the gentle power of serving those around them.
photo by Dan Fornal
We might pray something like this:
Our Father, thank you for the capacity for leadership you have placed within each of us. Today, I pray that you would help each of my children find ways they can lead on their campus, whether in small or big ways. Father, I ask that you would fill them with a desire to show leadership by being willing to humbly serve, and in doing so, may they show those around them a tangible picture of the Kingdom of God come to earth. Thank you for the way you love all of Your children. In the strong name of Christ, I ask these things. Amen.