13 Prayer For Leadership And Guidance


Being a leader is a difficult job. It takes someone who can maintain their composure under adverse circumstances. It requires someone who tries to meet the demands of their associates and subordinates while also understanding their own needs.

Practicing regular prayer for leadership and guidance is critical if you want to be the most outstanding leader you can be. God is the only one qualified to assist you in leading others because he is all-knowing and understands everything.

He has often demonstrated his willingness to stand by his people.

How Do You Pray For A Leader

Would you desire to be a successful leader and recognize the leadership possibilities in your environment? We receive the anointing from God to carry out our life’s purpose as leaders.

When you use these prayers to pray consistently, God will also give you the knowledge and abilities to lead others.


1. A Prayer For Spiritual Strength For Leaders

A Prayer For Spiritual Strength For Leaders

1 Timothy 4:14-15

“Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.”

May they not lose sight of the spiritual talent? You have given our leaders due to distraction, discouragement, or uncertainty.

Give them the perseverance to be absorbed in the work You have set before them and to take great care to maintain the route You have paved for them.

Lord, keep their faith in You strong. Please grant them the wisdom not to trust the flesh (their accomplishments or other people’s abilities).

Encourage them to approach Your throne of grace with assurance for every need.


2. A Prayer For Patience For Leaders

A Prayer For Patience For Leaders

Ephesians 4:1-3

“I therefore, ma prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,  eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”

Lord, I ask that You send our leaders a spirit of encouragement so that they can walk in a way that is deserving of the calling to which they have been assigned.

Lead them to walk in all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for those around them in love, and that they will work hard to uphold the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

I offer prayers for them to be strengthened in their faith and ministry and for protection from those who would hurt or talk ill of them.

I ask that their sermons and teachings be inspired by the Holy Spirit and focused on the person of Jesus Christ.

I ask God to protect them from depression and burnout. I hope kids never experience enmity, wrath, insecurity, or comparison.

I ask God to protect them from desire, affairs, the love of money, and pride while ensuring their sanctity and purity.


3. A Prayer For Strength And Guidance

How Do You Pray For Strength And Guidance

Habakkuk 3:19

“The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.”

I ask you, Lord, to increase the Spirit’s boldness in my life.

I pray to resist the temptation to sin since I know how any sin can oppress and silence the voice of the Spirit.

Please help me to desire you more than I want, sin. Help me develop the fruit of the Spirit to get closer to You.

I ask that your Spirit lead me and that I always think about your promises and will. Amen, in the name of Jesus


4. A Prayer For Courage And Guidance For Leaders

A Prayer For Courage And Guidance For Leaders

1 Chronicles 16:11

“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.”

Lord, I come to you today with open hands and an open heart, ready to rely on you for support as I face the challenges that the day will present.

Help me follow Nehemiah‘s example and turn to you for direction, courage, sustenance, and safety.

Please remind me of my beloved and that I am Your child and representative of the world around me while I confront difficult decisions and challenging circumstances.

Please assist me in living today in a way that honors Your holy name. Amen, in the name of Jesus.

5. A Prayer For Leadership And Guidance

A Prayer For Leadership And Guidance

1 Corinthians 16:13

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”

Everlasting God, kindly assist me in handling my situation in a way that will reflect favorably on you.

As I bear your worry in my heart, please help me to be compassionate.

Allow me to lead by example and inspire others to act honorably and please you in all that they do.

Please don’t allow me to sin against you because I got carried away with any position-related honor.

Please allow me to serve you and others properly. Let everyone under my authority profit from my leadership style. I pray for you in the name of Jesus Christ.


6. A Prayer For the Leadership Team

Prayer For Leadership Team

Ephesians 6:10

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.”

Heavenly Father, I appreciate your chosen people to run our country.

I ask that their ministry never takes away from them their first love, Jesus Christ, and that they would love Him with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.

I pray that they will serve and love their wives and families with joy and that they will love the ministry rather than resent it for “taking” their husbands and fathers.

I pray they will be passionate, convinced, and committed to their calling and Jesus Christ.

I wish that as kind shepherds who tend to their sheep, they would kneel in humility and walk with assurance.


7. A Prayer For Guidance In The Day Ahead

Prayer For Guidance In The Day Ahead

Deuteronomy 31:6

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Lord, I plead with You to grant me Your insight. My expertise has let me down so often that I no longer want to rely on it.

I require Your voice and give me the ability to detect Your voice.

Please speak to me in a way that you are confident I will understand. I likewise ask for Your Will.

Given my circumstances, I give You honor and glory because I am confident this is precisely where You want me to be.

I am aware that this is a lesson for me. I ultimately believe in you, so please show me what is best.


8. A Prayer For Purity

Pray For Purity

Psalm 51:10 

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

God the Father, I come to You today, asking that You purge me of whatever grieves Your heart.

I ask for spiritual, physical, and mental cleanliness.

Please help me to put morality first and avoid falling prey to the world’s temptations.

Encourage me to move forward to lead and serve as an example for future generations.


9. A Prayer For Trust In God

Pray For Trust In God

Isaiah 40:31

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

God, I want to be unwavering in their faith in You.

I want to be solid and robust, but I can only do so by relying on and having faith in You.

God, grow my confidence in you more since I desperately need it and want to.

Please let me focus on You, the God who moves mountains, rather than the mountain in front of me. This I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.


10. A Prayer For Wisdom

Prayer For Wisdom

James 3:17

“But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. And, it is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.”

I desire to please You, Father God. I wish to give You honor and exalt Your name.

I sometimes might not be entirely sure how to achieve that, so I ask God for guidance.

Teach me humility when I pray, for I know that the beginning of wisdom is sincere reverence for You.

Thank you for reminding me that You are God and I am not.

Having a healthy respect for You in Your majesty’s presence and knowing that You are considering my life will inspire me to seek wisdom as a solid foundation for my faith in and obedience to You.


11. A Prayer That God Bless Leaders

Joshua 1:9
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

In Your holy name, I pray for our leaders. Help our leaders to walk in victory and avoid being defeated.

Make each pastor leader productive, not ineffective, and joyful, not depressed.

So Satan’s wicked energies do not engulf them and crush his schemes.

To root out, pull down, destroy, throw down, build, and the plant is to give them the power and authority to do so.


12. A Prayer That Leaders Do Not Grow Weary In Doing Good

Psalm 29:11

“The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.”

God, we ask that You give our leaders Solomon’s wisdom, knowledge, and insight so they can lead with wise judgment.

The Holy Spirit should lead them.

So that they might carry out Your work and guide Your people, counsel our pastor, leaders, and church.

We ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.


13. A Prayer For Guidance And Direction From The Holy Spirit

Psalm 46:1-3

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”

Thank You, Lord, for the people you have placed in my life who express holiness, kindness, and wise words.

Give me the wisdom to recognize when You are using someone to speak guidance into my heart and circumstances and the fortitude to act on that guidance even when it is difficult.

Fill me with peace, knowing that Your purpose will prevail even if I make a mistake. This I ask in the name of Jesus.


14. A Prayer For Direction From The Holy Spirit For Leaders

Thank you, God, for appointing leaders throughout history and in my field. I offer them prayers today. Help them navigate this wicked world by guiding them according to Your word’s wisdom.

Enable them to tell the truth in love with courage. Show them what servant leadership looks like.

Matthew 20:26 quotes you as saying, “Not so with you. Instead, whoever among you wishes to be great must be your servant. Ensure that my leaders are admired for their willingness to contribute and pay attention to others’ needs.




We must never forget that God is the one who creates leaders and provides them with the resources they need to lead.

Therefore, we should pray using these prayers because we need Him to direct our steps and help us make wise choices. He must be present for us to be effective in our roles as leaders.

He must position us for success. Let’s, therefore, pray for his will to become our will and for his aims to become our goals.

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