A Prayer for Leadership

May 16, 2016

Give us, O God,
leaders whose hearts are large enough
to match the breadth of our own souls
and give us souls strong enough
to follow leaders of vision and wisdom.

In seeking a leader, let us seek
more than development of ourselves—
though development we hope for,
more than security for our own land—
though security we need,
more than satisfaction for our wants—
though many things we desire.

Give us the hearts to choose the leader
who will work with other leaders
to bring safety
to the whole world….

—from “A Prayer for Leadership” by Joan Chittister

In time for national elections—“A Prayer for Leadership” by Joan Chittister
Now available in a new pamphlet entitled The Legacy of Leadership: A Gift for Generations to Come, that includes Sister Joan’s entire “A Prayer for Leadership” along with short reflections on the nature of leadership itself and talking points on the subject. Easily accessible and slim enough to carry in a purse or pocket or keep by your bedside. Ideal for group prayer and discussion or personal prayer and reflection. To order, click here.

The Legacy of Leadership: A Gift for Generations to Come by Joan Chittister

The Legacy of Leadership: A Gift for Generations to Come

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