Shabbat Shalom – Lifting Up Leaders

Abba…I lift up to You all of our spiritual leaders,
regardless of their role or recognition as leaders.
Please touch them and strengthen them.
Please encourage them as they work diligently to care for Your people.
Please bring others alongside of them who will minister to them,
others they can trust to be there for them
and not betray them.

Abba, I know that You have leaders who are hurting,
but they hide it because others put them on a pedestal
and do not allow them to be human.
I lift them up to You
and ask that You minister to them
and bring faithful, trustworthy believers into their lives
who will allow them to be as transparent as they need to be.

Abba, I lift up to You the ways we have
set up our assemblies.
I lift up to You the traditions of men that are so often contradictory
to what history and Your Word teaches us.
I lift up to You leaders who are hindered
from using the spiritual gifts You gave them
and are pressured into areas in which they are not gifted.
I lift up to You the many hats on one (or the few) model
that so many assemblies follow
which leaves out many who should, and could, be serving.

Abba, I lift up to You those who are sick or
have loved ones who are sick.
Please bring Your healing touch in every area needed,
whether it be physical, mental, emotional, spiritual.
Please bring Your comfort to all who need it,
especially to those who are in mourning for a loved one.
Give Your strength and hold them so close that
they can feel Your presence.

Abba, many are under attack for
teaching the Truth from Your Word.
Give them Your strength.
Help them to stand firm,
not giving sway to our culture.

Abba, the body of Messiah has gone so far
from its Hebrew/Jewish roots.
Please restore the Jewishness of Jesus/Yeshua
so that we can not only understand better what
we have been grafted into,
but also so that we worship and serve
a Messiah that is actually recognizable
to the Jewish people.
Forgive us for so divorcing Yeshua
from His Jewishness that we have kept Him
away from His own people.

Give us Your heart, Abba, and Your mind.
Change us and place within our hearts
Your desires for us and for Your kingdom.
May we never forget that we are Yours,
first and foremost,
and all elsewhere is secondary.
May we be faithful servants who are
found working diligently
when Messiah comes again.

I ask all these things, Abba,
in Yeshua’s name.

About Abigail

I am a woman who loves life and loves to see others love life, too. I love and serve the Creator, the God of the Bible...the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Because of what the Creator has done in my life, I am here to help others now. I hope we can journey together!
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