A Prayer for Leadership
Give us, O God,
leaders whose hearts are large enough
to match the breadth or our own souls
and give us souls strong enough
to follow leaders of vision and wisdom.
In seeking a leader, let us seek
more than development for ourselves—
though development we hope for,
more than security we need,
more than satisfaction for our wants—
though many things we desire.
Give us the hearts to choose the leader
who will work with other leaders
to bring safety
to the whole world . . .
—from “A Prayer for Leadership” by Joan Chittister