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A Prayer Breakfast Prayer

I was asked to take the lead at a Prayer Breakfast for Dr. Adam Greenway, the 9th President of Southwestern Baptist Seminary. Having served on the faculty of this institution for more than two decades, Dr. Greenway is one of my former students. So I gladly accepted the invitation to lead. However the date of the Prayer Breakfast was changed to a day when I was to be out of the state. Thus, I never led the Prayer Breakfast. But why let preparation go to waste? I will share my thoughts with my Manna readers, and ask you to pray for leaders that you know. So, have another cup of coffee and consider this a virtual prayer breakfast. In preparation, I faced the question – what do you say when asked to lead such an important meeting – for the President of a large, influential, global-impacting, institution? One of my favorite Old Testament passages is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” There are so many applications that can be made with this passage, but time was short, so I had planned to focus on “in all your ways.” Many are the “ways” of a leader. Varied are the needs for prayer support. Each person present was to select a “way” and pray accordingly. Think about it this week. If you could pray for a “way” of an influential leader, what would you choose? How about selecting a leader that you know, and pray that for them. Then my Prayer Breakfast preparation will not go for naught. Pass the coffee please.

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