Join us for 31 Days of Prayer for our Pastor. Each day we will focus on a different area to pray, meditate, and focus on. Allow the theme and scripture to guide your prayers as we ask God to cover our Shepherd.
Pray for his personal walk with God-that his soul and spirit will be nourished and strengthened in his quiet time with God, beyond his sermon preparation. Pray that he will spend more time in the Word of God than reading Christian books and articles.
Pray that your pastor will counsel and teach with discernment through the wise use of relationship with the Church. Pray that he will be protected and lead his wife, and that she will respect and encourage her husband, submitting to his leadership.
Ask God to protect your pastor’s marriage and keep it strong as a model of Christ’s relationship with the church Pray that your pastor will tenderly cherish and lead his wife, and that she will respect and encourage her husband, submitting to his leadership
Pray for your pastor’s children, and especially that the pressures of the ministry will not discourage or embitter them. Pray that your pastor will provide godly leadership in the home, not based on fear of what others will think, but according to scriptural truth.
Pray that God will build a hedge of protection around your pastor’s marriage, and that he and his wife will be aware of the potential for any improper relationships. Pray that their family time will be protected.
Pray that your pastor will use discernment in use of e-mails, the Internet, and the media. Ask God to guard his heart concerning the use of free time. Pray that he will be morally pure and that he will wear the armor of God so that he will not fall into sexual temptation.
Pray that your pastor will make wise lifestyle choices in order to protect his health, especially in the areas of exercise, eating moderately, and getting sufficient rest. Pray for times of relaxation and renewal to balance the stress of ministry.
Pray that your pastor will focus on the Word of God and walk in fear of the Lord- rather than fear man- as he prepares his messages. Pray that he will seek to please God rather than men, and pursue holiness rather than the praise of men.
Pray that your pastor will be a “Great Commission man”-committed to personal evangelism and the equipping of the saints to seek the lost. Pray that he will have a heart to develop a thriving missions program in his church.
Pray for spiritual unity in the church staff and among the spiritual leadership of the church (elders, deacons, etc.) Pray that the enemy will not be allowed to create divisions, strife, or misunderstanding among the church leaders.
Ask God to heal any hurts that your pastor has suffered in the ministry. Pray that he will serve the Lord with gladness, and encourage the congregation to worship God with a joyful, surrendered spirit.