Gracious God, we thank you for the gift of leadership.
We thank you for those who lead in the church,
those who lead congregations and networks,
and Christians who lead in the world.
Today we lift them to you.
For the weary, grant rest.
For the doubting, grant faith.
For the weak, grant strength.
For the wounded, grant healing.
For all leaders, we pray for protection and encouragement.
May each find deep joy in their walk with you, Lord.
Lord Jesus, leader of your people, may you raise up and sustain leaders in your church, who model your grace, wisdom and courage.
That your kingdom may advance.
In Jesus’ name,

Prayer by Fred Drummond, our Scottish director and UK prayer director