Praying for Leaders

by Janna Jones

Political chatter is unavoidable during election years, even for kids. I wanted to teach my kids the importance of respecting and praying for all our leaders, so I gathered pencils, paper and a mason jar. As a family, we listed all the leaders we could think of — from teachers and coaches to presidents and queens. Once a week at dinner, we draw a name from the jar and talk briefly about that person’s responsibilities. Then we ask God to give him or her wisdom to lead in ways that please Him. We don’t have to agree with every leader’s decisions, but the process reminds us to respect, and speak respectfully about, those in authority.


This article appeared in the October/November 2012 issue of Thriving Family magazine. Copyright © 2012 by Janna Jones. Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.

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