stressWe often pray for our leaders’ wisdom and guidance, but personal issues should  also be our concern. This is a good reason to become Facebook friends with them or follow them on Twitter, because they may post more everyday items that can inform our prayers for them.

I was reminded of this today when I saw a Facebook post from a Maryland state delegate stating that she would need an “extended absence from work” due to a physical condition that is exacerbated by stress. Her comments were full of hope since she is a woman of faith and her care for her constituents was evident. She ended her notice by saying she coveted the prayers of her friends. May we not fail any of our leaders by forgetting to pray for them.

Physical problems are important for us to be aware of even as we are so aware of the spiritual nature of our prayers according to 1 Timothy 2:1-4. But don’t forget to pray for the stamina needed in their busy positions to handle the inherent stress that comes with it.