Pray for Pastors
As members of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, we are to pray constantly for our pastors and their families. God has chosen to bless our congregation with dedicated and insightful shepherds. We shall be ever thankful and appreciative for their leadership and guidance. To God be the glory for providing such a loving pastors who demonstrate God's abiding love and mercy through their service and loyalty.
Stand on God’s Word When You Pray for Pastor
The strength of prayer stands on the authority of Holy Scripture, the infallibility and truthfulness of God’s Word revitalizes Pastors.
As you pray, consider Paul’s words found in Colossians 1:9-13 “For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son.”
Father God, thank you for protecting our Church from the power of darkness and all works of the devil.
5 Specific Prayer Requests for Pastor
Pray for Pastor to be:
1. Filled with the knowledge of God’s will
The knowledge of the world pours into the minds of pastors, but pastors need to have the full knowledge of God’s will. The will of God does not inflate a pastor’s ego, but it enlightens them to do what He requires.
Father God, give Pastor the full knowledge of Your will in all things at all times, personally and for our church.
2. Filled with all spiritual wisdom
Pastors view life from one of two perspectives: The world or the Spirit. Only the Holy Spirit will lead a pastor to the Word of God and the will of God. The Spirit of God will lead a pastor to view life and ministry from God’s perspective, not his own. God’s perspective will determine a pastor’s decision making.
Heavenly Father, fill Pastor with Your wisdom and perspective about all things in his life, in our church, and in this world.
3. Filled with spiritual understanding
Pastors can operate and lead the church through spiritual insight. Spiritual understanding is the experience of seeing the facts and hearing the needed information, and being able to put these things together biblically, spiritually, and practically. A pastor’s leadership and decision making will be determined by the level of his spiritual understanding.
Lord Jesus, fill Pastor with spiritual understanding that will help him put facts and information together biblically, spiritually, and practically.
4. Walk worthy of the Lord
God wants his people, especially God-called pastors, to live in a way that is worthy of Him. Pastors represent the Lord everywhere they go. Pastors cannot say one thing, but live a different way. Walking worthy always leads to pleasing God and bearing fruit in every way in life.
Oh Lord, empower Pastor to walk in a way that would exemplify You to all persons, pleasing You in all ways, and bearing fruit in every way before others.
5. Strengthened with God’s power
Pastors and their spouses should be full of spiritual vitality to overcome the challenges of each day in ministry. Submission to God daily will lead to God’s power. This power is so strong that pastors and their spouses are able to endure stress and suffering that ministry brings. With God's power these Church leaders will refuse to retaliate in any way toward difficult people and circumstances. It is even so strong that they will live life and do ministry with true joy that overflows with thanksgiving to God. Our Pastors and their spouses have this kind of power.
Oh God, strengthen Pastor with Your power that fills them with spiritual life daily, including the difficult days of life and ministry; and leading them to persevere with joy and thanksgiving.
A Brief Word
Pray for our Pastors and their families daily. In fact, pray for your entire family, for your community, for your country, and pray for yourself to be led by the Holy Spirit into a fellowship with the triune God.
Now is the Time to Pray for our Pastors and our Church---in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit!