5 Ways Praying For Wisdom And Guidance In Leadership Helps

There’s power in prayer. The best leaders know this. They know that there’s a Heavenly Father who loves, cares for, and listens to them.

You won’t always know what to do when a leadership challenge rears its ugly head. There are questions that race through your mind. You might even think there’s no way through this challenge.

You’d be wrong. There’s always someone there for you. 

That person? God.

African American man praying. Photo is black and white

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You can talk to the creator of the universe. He will listen. He will also answer. 

I’ve found solace in my prayers to God, even the prayers I feel went unanswered. I believe God hears me and creates pathways for me. 

He can do the same for you.

5 Ways Praying For Wisdom And Guidance In Leadership Helps

But how does praying actually help you? Can it make you a better leader? Can it give you peace? Can it make a way when things are dark?

Spiritual Growth As A Leader

As a Christian leader myself, I believe faith and spiritual growth plays an important part for any leader. The more you dig into your faith, the more that faith is going to be lived out.

What does this mean for you? Leaders who believe in Christ need to grow more in Christ. The more you mature in Christ, the more you’ll live like Him and not the world or those who only proclaim to be a Christian. 

This is strong stuff, here. Your faith can help you through more than you realize. Let’s take a look at spiritual growth as a leader.

Spiritual Growth As A Leader

Your spiritual growth matters for multiple reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that your faith gives you a foundation on which to stand when times are tough. Think about this:

The Role Of Faith In Maintaining A Positive Leadership Mindset

While Christian leaders still express negativity in their leadership, faith-based leaders tend to have a more positive leadership mindset than those who don’t express belief in a higher power. This doesn’t mean Christian leaders don’t struggle with negative thoughts. However, when they do, they can flip it to a positive mindset more easily than someone who lacks belief.

Faith has been a crucial component in my leadership. From the leaders I interact with to the reasons I lead, faith is central to it all.

It’s also one of the reasons I keep a positive mindset. I want you to be able to maintain a positive leadership mindset as well.

In this article, we will look at the role of faith in maintaining a positive leadership mindset.

5 Examples Of Leaders From The Bible

When I think of great leaders, I think of the myriad of leaders in the Bible. You can’t get away from the fact that while the people highlighted in the Bible were flawed, many of them were examples of great leadership.

People like Moses, King David, Abraham, Esther, and more… These people had their issues (just like you and me), but they also had the makings of great leaders.

I want to focus on some of the great people in the Bible and what their example can be for us today as leaders.

5 Examples Of Leaders From The Bible


Women were overlooked for far too long in the church and leadership sphere. Yet, the Bible is clear that many of the women in the Bible were leaders.

Take Deborah, for example.

Making Difficult Decisions With Confidence And Integrity

You’re a leader. You have to make the difficult decisions within your organization. These are the decisions that weigh heavy on your conscious.

Some of these weighty decisions could be:

  • Whether or not to do rolling layoffs in the midst of an economic downturn
  • Releasing an employee for a moral or ethical failure
  • Closing the doors of your organization
  • Standing firm in your beliefs

Each of these decisions requires you to be bold, strong, and courageous. Each of these decisions can also hurt someone else. That’s what makes these decisions so weighty…

There’s a consequence behind the decision.


As a leader, it’s your responsibility to make these tough decisions. You must search deep in your soul and choose the right actions to take.

Not everyone will like your decisions. You will have to live with them. But they’re yours to own.