Ellen White's Leadership Principles on PRAYER

The leader sees in every difficulty a call to prayer: "The path of [women] who are placed as leaders is not an easy one. But they are to see in every difficulty a call to prayer" (Prophets and Kings, 31).

The leader prays for a quick mind, a large heart, and a tender spirit: "The wisdom that Solomon desired above riches, honor, or long life, God gave him. His petition for a quick mind, a large heart, a tender spirit was granted" (Prophets and Kings, 31).

The leader's power and strength for service come through prayer: "Without this daily communion with God no human can gain power for Service" (Review and Herald, 1910).

The leader's age, power, and position don't guarantee holiness of character: "Position does not give holiness of character. It is by honoring God and obeying His commandments that a man is truly great" (Prophets and Kings, 30, 31).

Source: Ellen White on Leadership by Cindy Tutsch


  1. "The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just. The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip" Psalms 37:30-31 (NIV)
  2. "He who endures to the end will be saved." Matthew 24:13 (NIV)
  3. "Through Christ we feel certain before God.... It is God who makes us able to do all that we do." 2 Corinthians 3:4-5 (NCV)
  4. "In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps."  Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)
  5. "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you" Psalms 32:8 (NIV)



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