Praying for Your Pastor
SUNDAY: I PRAY FOR HIM AS PREACHER-TEACHER
“Pray for me, so that when I speak, a message may be given to me to make known with boldness the mystery of the Gospel.” Ephesians 6:19
- Pray that Christ may be lifted up through him
- Pray that he may experience the anointing of the Spirit in his preaching.
- Pray that needs may be met, hearts blessed and lives changed, through the preaching of the word.
MONDAY: I PRAY FOR HIM AS SERVANT LEADER-ADMINISTRATOR
“Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, able to discern between good and evil, for who can govern this your great people?” I Kings 3:9
- Pray that he may lead his staff with the direction and sensitivity that only the Holy Spirit can offer.
- that he may offer guidance to the Overseers (Elders) and lay leadership that may bring unity and shared vision.
TUESDAY: I PRAY FOR HIM AS A PERSON
“Because you have made the Lord your refuge, the Most High your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent. He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” Psalm 91:9-11
- Pray for his Sabbath this day and rest in the Lord.
- Pray for him as part of his family . . . a husband, a father, a son . . . that those cherished times in his home shall be a blessing to his soul and to the souls of his loved ones.
- Pray that things of earth will not overtake his spirit with preoccupation and misplaced priorities.
WEDNESDAY: I PRAY FOR HIM AS A PASTOR
“I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15
- Pray that the Holy Spirit may be the Comforter of souls through His servant as he counsels the troubled, visits the sick in homes and hospitals, and exhibits the love of Christ in his daily acts of ministry.
- Pray that, as Pastor to his staff, he may emulate the strength and compassion of the Good Shepherd.
THURSDAY: I PRAY FOR HIM AS PROPHET
“I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with patience and instruction.” 2 Timothy 4:1-2
- Pray that as he prepares his sermons, only the Word of the Lord may be revealed.
- Pray that the emerging vision God has for His people may be revealed and clearly interpreted through His servant.
FRIDAYI PRAY FOR HIM AS EVANGELIST
“ . . . How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.” Romans 10:15
- Pray for him as he wins souls to Christ and as he teaches others to win souls to Christ.
- Pray that doors of opportunity for witness may be continually opening to him.
SATURDAY: I PRAY FOR HIM AS A DISCIPLE OF JESUS
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, that you may b able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:10-12
- Pray that he may continue to discover new depths of understanding as a student of the Word.
- Pray that he may ever find a consistent balance between the Word and the deed as he follows Jesus.
- Pray that a wall of protection of the Holy Spirit may keep him safe from the devices of Satan.