Read Titus 1:5-9.

Paul saw the need for every church in Crete to have men such as he described here managing its affairs. And to our time today, the need has not diminished nor changed wherever there are people of God living and working together. So …

Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ name, raise up more godly men with godly families among your people who can, and will, truly lead your people in their walk with you. On a daily basis, stir those who currently lead to strive to be such men as you would have them to be, actively growing in every way to be what you have them to be, constantly submitting to your leadership. Give to your people everywhere, all those who follow such men, encouraging, helpful spirits that make their leadership less of a burden and more of a joy. Amen.