Leading With Courage

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. Proverbs 11:2-3

Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18

Pride only brings quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. Proverbs 13:10

Lord, thank you for leaders with the courage to speak honestly and with humility on hard issues.  Thank you for leaders who have the courage to listen, who understand that politics is not a game to win or lose, but a process where engagement of the governed provides the best opportunities for long term success.   Thank you for inspector generals and others who do the work of government with integrity and who dispassionately share the information we need to hold those who would ignore the law accountable.  Thank you for those leaders who use words to encourage, inform, and guide and who do not seek to simply manipulate and mislead.  Thank you for leaders who emphasize that what we have in common is greater than that which divides.  Thank you for leaders who patiently withstand personal attacks and persevere, keeping the end in mind.   Lord please uphold those of our leaders who are courageous and wise, and help them help us.

Amen

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