The idea emphasizes “a poor condition, but just managing to get the job done. This phrase originated with the WWII patriotic song Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer, 1942, by Harold Adamson and Jimmie McHugh, which tells of a damaged warplane, barely able to limp back to base.” Later, it became the title of a 1944 film.
Prayer is a vital part of our spiritual leadership, but our approach to leadership cannot succeed by barely limping along.
Our leadership is about the hope Christ provided at the cross. Through His willingness to be the forerunner, He has entered into the very presence of God for us. No one will barely get into heaven. No one will get in by accident.
We have prepared ourselves through trust and obedience to a gracious God who provided a plan to save us from the eternal condemnation of sin.
When we understand our leadership is focused on this kind of hope, we are not leading on a wing and a prayer. We are leading by faith!