I pray not that Thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldest keep them from the evil one who prowls seeking whom he may devour.
To Whom was this prayed, by Whom?
Prayer shouldn’t just be for ourselves or our peers. We are also to pray for our leaders in the body of Christ. Leaders are always under scrutiny and pressure to make important decisions. We are to continue praying that they are led by the wisdom of God. For our leaders in the body of Christ, we are to pray that the Lord remains the source of their strength and that they will never stray from the call upon their life.
And we pray for our elders/teachers/leaders and those moved by God’s anointing:
Dear God, I would like to take this time out to pray for my leaders. I pray for the leaders in the body of Christ, Lord I know that they often face challenges that are probably more than my own. Lord, I pray that as they carry out the work You set out for them to do, may they keep their eyes fixed on You. May they never be led astray, O Lord, and may they always take delight in You, O God in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.