Blessing Prayer for the Ruler
Blessing Prayer for the Ruler
I bless your leadership call to organize and administer social units, groups of people, and resources. Your maximum leadership quotient is based on God’s gifting, being submitted to God’s law, and being life-giving to those around you. I bless you as an implementer who takes a vision and effectively implements a plan from incremental steps. You know the resources available and needed to reach a goal.
You can visualize the final result of a major undertaking by a group, and at the same time break down major goals into smaller achievable tasks for individuals, as Nehemiah did. I bless how you pull together a group based on loyalty to own a problem together. You need loyalty and confidence from those who are being directed and served.
I bless your strength of seeing the opportunity to use imperfect, broken people and position them to draw the best out of them without letting their brokenness damage the whole. I bless how you position others for success while minimizing their weaknesses that could hinder a project.
You can overlook character faults and woundedness, inexperience, immaturity in people who otherwise have valuable skills to offer in reaching the goal. I bless you for bringing out of people the very best that they can contribute to the whole group.
I bless your ability to know what you should and should not delegate to others. You can orchestrate the details by delegating, and you do not involve yourself in details in order to focus on the ultimate goal.
I bless your ability to thrive under pressure and also to motivate people to do more than they think they can do. I bless how you challenge people to go beyond anything they have done before, but you are sensitive to know when you are putting other people under too much pressure. Jesus has given you the life-giving treasure of himself in you with which to be life-giving, even when you are expecting people to go beyond where they have ever been.
God has given you the gift of being task-oriented, focused on the objective. I bless your ability to endure reaction from insiders and outsiders to reach higher envisioned goal, as you appropriately balance suggestions, appeals, and valid complaints of those on the team. I bless you to be totally in tune with God and doing what he says to do. You do not need the affirmation of other people when you’ve heard from God. You can receive your vindication from God and wait a long time for it.
Your example is Jesus, who was willing to be humbled and accepted the reviling of others to bring freedom to the world. He endured the scorn, despising the shame (Hebrews 12:2), when sinful men tortured him and crucified him, thus bringing salvation to us.
Some will not appreciate the work that you are doing or the way you are doing it. Some will resist and resent you, and others will be jealous of you. I bless you to carry on, because God has designed you to be less influenced by public opinion than most. You can endure opposition and criticism by those over, under, and around you. I bless you to press on when people who should support you don’t.
I bless you as you inspire and encourage a team through cheerfulness, approval, praise, challenge, personal sensitivity, and nurture. I bless you to give explanation to each strategic part of individual roles in the big picture. Everybody needs to know that their role is vital, even indispensable, and where their contribution fits into the overall scheme.
I bless you to not overlook individual needs of workers and not to view them as resources, as pieces on a chessboard to accomplish goals or tasks. I bless you to shepherd people. It is a beautiful part of being a ruler when you see your call to shepherd the people who are involved in the organization or objective at hand.
I bless your independence in a positive way. You have no welfare mentality. You don’t look to others for solutions. You are not into blame, either yourself or others. I bless your strength of figuring out how to fix it when something goes wrong. You are willing to own problems and accomplish the task rather than wasting time blaming and assigning fault.
I bless you with a singleness of heart and the ability to focus on what God has called you to do. The result of your godly work is disproportionate to investment of resources. The example of Nehemiah is your heritage as a ruler. You get results that are beyond brilliant administrative skills when you are partnering with God, doing the main thing or the one thing he has called you to do.
I bless how you see the open door God places before you and use inadequate resources to accomplish extraordinary things. This is how God made you, and it brings him pleasure when you accomplish that. When you are following God, at the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing, God’s grace is upon you to find resources that others don’t see and weave them together for a hugely disproportionate impact. Your Father is pleased when you do the impossible, so that he gets the glory when the only explanation for it is “God was in it.” He is tapping deep into what he placed within you, and your Father delights in watching you in operation. That is his great joy.
I bless you to pursue the full range of dominion that God intended for you. You are so gifted and talented in the natural, that it would take two lifetimes to do everything you are good at. You look at anything and want to make it bigger and better. Beware of the danger of success, when you are talented and gifted enough to succeed on your merits. Your success can become a trap as you camp out on success when God wants you to partner in the spiritual realm and do the supernatural, and accomplish what only God can do.
I bless your diversity. You have your finger in many pies, and you do it with great skill and grace. You seem to be good at everything you touch. You organize and you lead. You see opportunities and possibilities. There are things you may do that will bring you pleasure and leave a legacy in your community. Nevertheless, the good is the eternal enemy of the best.
Sometimes you can settle for man’s plans and fall short of God’s design. Jesus is your model, as he finished the one thing his Father sent him to do (John 17:4). On the cross Jesus said, “It is finished.” He got the key thing done. There is no greater satisfaction at the end of the day or of a lifetime, than to know that you have glorified your Father by doing exactly what he wanted you to do. I bless you to find your greatest fulfillment there, as his kingdom will be extended, and the world will be changed for generations to come...
to finish reading this blessing, the link is on the Ruler's Day page.
how does this land for you? (i will post other blessings for the gifts on their page)