The Initial Meeting between the Pastor and Prayer Leader

Preparation Worksheet

The following worksheet is presented to help prepare a newly selected prayer leader for an initial meeting with his pastor. What actually happens in the meeting will depend upon whether the pastor or prayer leader calls the meeting, the established relationship between the pastor and prayer leader, how acquainted each is with the elements of a prayer minister, and many other variables.

In my time of praying in advance of the meeting, the Lord spoke this to my heart:

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As I thought and prayed about how to show support to my pastor in the initial meeting the following came to mind:

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I have prayed that the Lord would begin to show my pastor what the prayer ministry will look like and that as my pastor shares his vision with me that I will be able to hear his heart. I have also prayed that the Lord will give me His heart for the prayer ministry and that my pastor will be able to hear my heart–and that I will know the appropriate time to share what is on my heart. Regarding this, the Lord showed me the following:

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The specific questions I want to ask my pastor regarding his expectations of me in my new role are:

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I have prayed that the Holy Spirit will help my pastor and me come into agreement regarding the top priorities I should spend my time upon. The following are thoughts/suggestions I may want to express in the meeting:

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I have prayed that the Lord would give my pastor time and desire to meet with me on a regular basis. Also I have asked the Lord to prepare me to work with my pastor in the way that works best for his schedule and personality. The following thoughts came to mind as I prayed:

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