Praying from Hebrews 13:17 relating to Submission, Leadership, Accountability
Dear Lord, I pray that I may always obey and submit to my leaders, for they watch over my soul and will give account for their actions. May they lead with joy and not with groaning, and may their leadership be profitable for me and for all those under their care. Help me to trust in their guidance and to follow their example, as we work together to serve your kingdom. Amen.
Verse: Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch on behalf of your souls, as those who will give account, that they may do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be unprofitable for you.
This is a Command. The verse commands the reader to obey and submit to their leaders, who are responsible for watching over their souls and will be held accountable for their actions. By obeying and submitting, the reader can ensure that their leaders can fulfill their duties with joy rather than groaning, which is ultimately beneficial for the reader.