In the context of this passage, the leaders under consideration may also be our ministers, pastors, priests; all those men and women who serve God at the head of our churches, chapels and charities. God wishes us not only to be obedient to him, but also to those within his fellowship who have dedicated their lives to following his words and wisdom. For in order to be truly wise, we ought to also know that knowledge does not spring from oneself alone, but in knowing when to listen, especially to leaders who know the word of Christ inside out, who have spent their lives and careers devoted to understanding his salvation.
And we pray:
God on High, my Lord and my Savior. Let me serve You Lord, and all those who do Your bidding in Your name. Show me wisdom in heeding the words of my spiritual leaders, who preach Your word and of Your Essence each and every day. Lift also their burdens Lord, for heavy may be the weight and difficult the tasks entrusted upon them by their congregations and community. Strengthen their faith and allow The Holy Spirit to work within them for the benefit of our Your followers. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.