One day I met Doug Coe, the influential behind-the-scenes leader of The Fellowship, host of the annual National Prayer Breakfast. I had been a Christian for 20 years, was 43 years old, and was an emerging Christian leader. Coe astonished me when he said, "I've been praying for you, that you would have:
the vision of Paul,
the patience of Job,
the loving-kindness of Jonathan,
the faith of Abraham,
the boldness of Peter,
the temperance of Daniel,
the gentleness of Moses,
and the love of Jesus Christ."
I was so moved that I asked him to repeat it slowly enough so I could write down what he said—I'm looking at that piece of paper as I write.
The impression has been enduring. Today I pray for other men all the time.
Patrick Morley is the founder of Man in the Mirror Ministries.
This article originally appeared at patrickmorley.com.