A Leader’s Lament in Organizational Change

Lord, I hurt for those who are hurting in our transition.
My own heart aches.
My mind races, anticipating – rightly or wrongly or incompletely – the losses of the sweet culture grown up on our tiny little team.

One of many teams in a huge organization.

You are leading us; we cannot go back.

As we lament, Lord,
     hear our prayers,
     heal our hearts,
     comfort your people.
     Open our eyes
          to fresh possibilities.
     Steady our feet to stand on You, our Rock.
     Guard our hearts from pity and pride,
          and from fear of the unknown.
     Fill our minds with wise ideas.
     Tune our ears to listen to your Spirit,
          and to one another.
     Strengthen our hands

          for the good work You have for us.

Protect us, protect me, from Rehoboam’s Folly.
Give us the bold humility of Jesus.
Not to us, O Lord, not to us,
    but to you be the glory.

By Ken

Dr. Ken Cochrum (DMin, Bethel University) is Vice President of Global Digital Strategies at Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) in Orlando, Florida. An avid cyclist and aspiring guitarist, he also holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas and a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He recently co-founded, a movement passionate about connecting people to Jesus using digital strategies. He previously served as vice president of Cru’s student-led movements worldwide. He and his wife Ann spent 13 years in East Asia where they raised their two children. Ken blogs regularly at

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