Monday, February 20, 2012

Praying Psalm 143 for Women Leaders

You will love Kathy Ferguson Litton. Kathy is the new ministry consultant to Pastor's Wives for the North American Mission Board (NAMB). Last week, she led a group of SBC ministry leaders in praying Psalm 143 for women leaders. The prayers were heartfelt. Let me encourage you to pray these verses for yourself and for other women leaders. Emphasis: mine.
Psalm 143

1Hear my prayer, O LORD, Give ear to my supplications! Answer me in Your faithfulness, in Your righteousness!
2And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous.
3For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead.
4Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; My heart is appalled within me.
5I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your doings; I muse on the work of Your hands.
6I stretch out my hands to You; My soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah.
7Answer me quickly, O LORD, my spirit fails; Do not hide Your face from me, Or I will become like those who go down to the pit.
8Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul.
9Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies; I take refuge in You.
10Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
11For the sake of Your name, O LORD, revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
12And in Your lovingkindness, cut off my enemies And destroy all those who afflict my soul, For I am Your servant.

If you not in ministry, you can still pray this for yourself. Everyone who is a believer is in ministry. Pray this for the women leaders of God's Kingdom. We want to be his servants!.