Lord, keep me from pastors;
who want their ministries to be about themselves,
who focus on numerical growth at the expense of spiritual growth,
who consult from ego not experience,
who let other pastors do their thinking (and believing) for them,
who equate leadership with attending conferences instead of…leading,
who stay at churches with the shelf-life of a loaf of bread,
who post on their blog about the hang-ups and hiccups of other pastors while leaving the impression they have it all figured out.
…uh, let me rephrase this prayer…
O Lord, keep me from myself.