There have been conversations in various parts of cyperspace about the expectations of full time pastors as opposed to lay ministries. I wrote a little about it myself in this post. Today, in Every Day With Jesus, the devotion finished with a prayer. It highlights one of the problems the church faces in this regard, that of idolizing pastors, ministers, bishops, preachers… (whatever you would like to call them). This is the prayer:

O God forgive us that we tend to make idols of our preachers and teachers. And save them from finding their identity in such things as status and prestige instead of in You. Help us dear Father. In Jesus’ name. Amen