Seven Days of Prayer for your Pastor
“Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.” Hebrews 13:7
Pray for him as a Preacher/Teacher.
“And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known 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.
Pray for him as a Servant Leader/Administrator
“Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?” I Kings 3:9
♦Pray that he may lead his staff with the direction and sensitivity that only the Holy Spirit can offer.
♦ Pray that he may offer guidance to the deacons and lay leadership that may bring unity and shared vision.
Pray for him as a Person
“Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” Psalm 91:9-11
♦Pray for his “personal time” and rest in the Lord.
♦Pray for him as part of his family – husband, father, son – that those cherished times in his home and with his family will be a blessing to his soul and to the souls of his loved ones.
♦Pray that God will protect him against the things of this world – that they will not overtake his spirit with preoccupation or misplaced priorities.
Pray for him as a Pastor
“And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall 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 a Pastor to his staff, he may emulate the strength and compassion of the Good Shepherd.
Pray for him as a Prophet
“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.” II 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.
Pray for him as Evangelist
“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” Romans 10:14-15
♦Pray for him as he wins souls to Christ and as he teaches others to win souls to Christ.
♦Pray that doors of opportunity to witness may be continually opening to him.
Pray for him as a Disciple of Jesus
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high 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.
The preceding is not original to us. This was posted on our refrigerator for years. No idea where we got it from. Thought it would be good to share.