Monday, October 5, 2015

10 things to pray specifically for our pastor

We are called to pray for our Pastor EVERYDAY. In this day and age it is even more important for us to hold up the man that God has brought to be our overseer, our shepherd, our teacher, our encourager and our friend.

Here are some ideas to help you pray every day for our pastor.

1.          His Anointing. The anointing on the life of our Pastor is PRECIOUS. We have to pray that God keeps increasing its level and flow. Pray that God keeps pouring the oil on his head  so that it keeps flowing in our church. Without the anointing he is just an ordinary man. He needs the anointing to function effectively and grow our church. 

2.           His Marriage. This is a critical area which needs our prayers more than anything. Satan hates marriage in general and worse in the life of our Pastor. Even the greatest minister cannot minister effectively in the middle of an earthquake in his marriage. Satan’s design is to destroy our Pastor’s marriage and cause pain to the church. Pray that God will bless his marriage with many years of love and peace.

3.          His Children. To be a child of a Pastor is an involuntary calling in itself. They didn’t have a choice to be in ministry but are born into it and it’s not an easy role they have. There is a lot of pressure placed on them to be carbon copies of their parents, without going through the processes of life that their parents went through. There are many documented cases of ministry kids who rebelled against the church and against God, and pursued a lifestyle of sin. Pray that God keeps our Pastor’s children and that the pressure of being a Pastors’ child doesn’t destroy them.  

4.          His finances.  We have to pray that God blesses our Pastor’s finances because the laborer is worthy of his wages (Matthew10:10). Our pastor is not a spirit, void of human needs like food, shelter and clothing. It is a good thing for God to bless your Pastor financially. Pray that God meets all of his needs and gives him more than enough.

5.          His Leadership Team. Those who serve with our Pastor, need your prayers too. The workload of a church is never evenly spread between the membership and the leadership. The leadership carries a heavy load and need your prayer. Pray that they serve the vision faithfully, that they stay loyal and committed and that God blesses them for all that they do for our church.

6.          His protection. Satan is out to destroy our Pastor. Yes you heard that right, Satan wants to destroy our Pastor. There are many documented cases of Pastors who have been destroyed in their prime years. You need to pray for protection for our Pastor.

7.          His church growth. One of the best things we can pray for God to bless your Pastor with is miraculous church growth. Church growth is a blessing, and our prayers are key to seeing it come to pass. The best church growth is church growth birthed in prayer. Pray that God sends people to the church, to grow and serve in ministry.

8.          His Peace of Mind. Ministry has a lot of stress and pressure. Pray for the peace of God which passes all understanding to envelope his mind.

9.          His spiritual ears and eyes. The last thing we need is a Pastor who’ e spiritual ears and eyes are not functioning. He has to see in the spirit and hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to the church. Because we do not want to follow a man who is spiritually blind and spiritually deaf we need to pray that he never loses his spiritual insight, because that is what is going direct our path.

10.              His heart. Pastors constantly give their hearts to many people, and SOME let them down and break their hearts. Sometimes they can fall for the trap of never trusting anyone again, because of a few people who were disloyal. You must pray that God heals his heart from all the pain accumulated in the journey of ministry.

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