7 Ways To Pray For Your Pastors

Favor with God

  1. Pray for God’s servants to walk in the Spirit, pleasing to the Lord.
  2. Pray for the Holy Spirit to give personal direction, teaching, vision.
  3. Pray for ever-increasing knowledge of God.
  4. Pray for Pastors work to be the best.
  5. Pray for Pastors to have strength to withstand the fiery darts of the enemy.
  6. Pray for Pastors to be sensitive to God’s voice, to have spiritual ears and God’s own heart.
  7. Pray for Pastors to speak the Word with boldness wherever they go.

Favour with Man

  1. Pray that people will be sensitive to the material and spiritual needs and support them.
  2. Pray that there will be no gossip, undue criticism, scandals and rumours.
  3. Pray that God will send His ministering angels to guard Pastors.
  4. Pray that all Pastors will be in unity and attuned to the Holy Spirit for direction; that they will be supportive of one another.
  5. Pray for God to give Pastors a spirit of wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel and strength, obedient and reverent fear of the Lord (Isaiah 11:2).
  6. Pray that the Pastors will witness effectively and boldly to the lost.
  7. Pray for God to prepare the hearts of those with whom the Pastors share the gospel.

Pure Vision

  1. Pray for God to clarify His vision of ministry to Pastors.
  2. Pray for helpers in carrying out the vision.
  3. Pray for keen discernment between God’s wisdom and human wisdom.
  4. Pray for pure motives, purged by God through the Word and their personal prayer time.
  5. Pray for discernment against impure motives.
  6. Pray for God to lead and direct their paths.
  7. Pray that they will withstand fiery tests and these will serve to sharpen their vision.

 

Spirit, Soul, and Body

  1. Pray for divine health—physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually.
  2. Pray for all effects of fatigue and discouragement to be loosed from the Pastors’ minds and bodies.
  3. Pray for the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).
  4. Pray for total submission to the Lord in every aspect of life.
  5. Pray for a spirit of unity, not competition; humility, not superiority; co-operation, not defensiveness.
  6. Pray for Pastors to pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace.
  7. Pray for Pastors to feed daily on the Word of God and maintain a healthy prayer life.

Warfare and Protection

  1. Pray that God would send angels to guard our Pastors, their families, and property, to put a hedge of protection around all that is going in, coming out, the atmosphere above, and the ground below.
  2. Pray that the angels would go before them and do battle in their behalf.
  3. Pray that God foils all attacks and traps of the enemy.
  4. Pray against all occult activity—curses, witchcraft divination, sorcery.
  5. Ask the Lord to raise Christians who are bold enough to stand in the gap on their behalf.
  6. Pray for intercessors that will wage war and become a prayer shield for our Pastors.
  7. Lift up the standard of Christ above that of the enemy on their behalf.

Priorities

  1. Pray that the Lord will cause Pastors to abound in prosperity: body, soul, and spirit.
  2. Thank God for providing all the needs: personal, family, ministry.
  3. Pray for Pastors of the Gospel to learn to be wise stewards of time, to become disciplined.
  4. Pray for Pastors relationship with God to remain a priority.
  5. Pray that prayer and the study of the word would be the first activity of each day.
  6. Pray that they would not neglect their families even as they seek to serve the Lord.
  7. Pray that they would minister to their spouses and children as they do the flock of Christ.

Family

  1. Pray for unity and understanding among the family members.
  2. Pray that there would be no resentment during pastoral transfers.
  3. Pray for God to meet the emotional needs of the entire family.
  4. Pray that Pastors of the Gospel will spend quality time with their families: both leisure time and spiritual time.
  5. Pray for the family to discern each other’s needs: emotional, physical, material, and spiritual and be a support to each other.
  6. Pray for them to overcome pressures and stress especially because of the high expectations of the congregation upon them.
  7. Pray that the children will be free to grow up like every average child in the Church.

Prepared by the CITAM Prayer Ministry

Credits: The Mighty Warrior, by Beth Alves, President of Intercessors International

One thought on “7 Ways To Pray For Your Pastors

  1. jotham munene says:

    thanks

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