Lord, lead me to the rock that is higher than I. I pray for the members of your church. Give them discernment in selecting which church to attend. Keep them alert to leadership transparency. Protect them from the spiritually abusive leaders and don’t allow them to sit under the teaching of such. Give them your wisdom to know whether or not their church leaders are godly shepherds of your flock. Guide them to see beyond a fancy building, an elaborate stage presence and a celebrity pastor. I pray for your people in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.
“For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.” (Titus 1: 7-9 ESV)