Friday, September 08, 2006

A Leader's Prayer Life

A leader's prayer life

by Rick Warren

If you can't ask God to make you a success at what you're doing, you should be doing something else.

Rick Warren

You can learn a lot about a person by the kind of prayer he prays. For instance, a selfish prayer indicates a selfish spirit. Have you ever heard a prayer that sounds like a Christmas list – I want this, and I want that? Some people try to impress you with their prayers, yet they come off as arrogant and prideful.

For leaders, there’s a model prayer in the first chapter of the book of Nehemiah. Remember Nehemiah? When he first heard about the downfall of Jerusalem, he prayed for four months.

This was not just a casual prayer. It gives us a pattern for successful praying. If you want to know how to pray, you should study the book of Nehemiah – particularly this prayer.

Here are four secrets to answered prayer from the life of Nehemiah: ===>Click headline to access complete article . . .

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