Prayer gets our people in touch with us. I want my people to know they have a ministry of prayer to give me. My people know I want them to come into my office and pray for me. I do not want them to feel the only time they can see me is when they have some need or problem. They can come when things are going well. I tell them I love to have them come and give me a booster shot of prayer. It doesn't need to take more than a few minutes, but it lets them know they count with me and they can help me.
Obviously, there are times when we should not be interrupted, but there are other times when people should know we would be delighted if they would come in and pray.
People need to sense our confidence and spirit of authority, but they also need to know us in our frailty and fear. They need to know that we hurt, too. We need their help. The religion of the stiff upper lip is not the way of Christ. Our Lord knew how to weep. In his hour of greatest trial he sought the comfort and support of the three, ...1