What Should a Pastor Pray for When Going into a Tense Meeting?

One of the harder parts of pastoral ministry is attending (or initiating) meetings where you know there is going to be significant tension. Here are a few of the things that I pray for when entering into one of those difficult meetings.

1) Thick Skin…because there’s a good chance that something will be said in the heat of the moment that will hurt.

2) A Quick Mind…so that I can really listen to what’s being said and apply Scripture appropriately.

3) A Surgeon’s Skill…so that I can choose my words carefully and truly be of help.

4) A Tender Heart…so that I will be willing to look at myself and find places in my life that I need to change.

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September 16 2013 04:00 am | Blog

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