Prayer & Leadership

Jeff Tunnell

Dean C. J. Vaughn once said: “If I wished to humble anyone, I should question him about his prayers. I know nothing to compare with this topic for is sorrowful confessions.”  J. Oswald Sanders stated, “The spiritual leader should outpace the rest of the church, above all, in prayer.  And yet the most advanced leader is conscious of the possibility of endless development in his prayer life. Nor does he ever feel he has “already attained”.”

Of Samuel Chadwick it was said that he was essentially a man of prayer.  Every morning he would be astir shortly after six o’clock, and he kept a little room which was his private sanctum for his quiet hour before breakfast.  He was mighty in public prayer because he was constant in private devotion.  When he prayed he expected God to do something.  Toward the end of his life he wrote, “I wish I had prayed more, even if I had worked less; and from the bottom of my heart I wish I had prayed better.”  Evangelist Billy Graham echoed the same sentiment when asked what he might change if he could go back and start over, “I would work less, pray more & spend more time with my family.”

Have to go now, I’m feeling conviction (which moves me toward God), thanks for reading…       your comments?

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  • Wow. yeah agree that definitely convicts me of my lack of time in prayer. maybe we pray more when we grasp how much we need Jesus to do so much for us. I`m with b. graham on how to live. more prayer more time with family less work and i would add expecting God to be awesome in accomplishing His plans.

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