October is Pastor Appreciation month and many churches honor their pastor, his wife, and family in many and unique ways. The following comes from Revive Our Hearts website. Beginning on Monday, October 1, and each day throughout the month, we will be challenging you to pray for your pastor and his wife by posting a prayer guide. We hope you will join us in this life-changing challenge!
A pastor’s wife is often in the shadow of the man who fills the pulpit every Sunday.
Most of the time, she is pleased that God has called her husband to this place of
selfless service, but there are days when she wishes for a more “normal” life. She
listens to her husband’s dreams for the ministry, and creates a safe haven for him when
it seems he has no friends. She loves and respects him, prays for him, and serves him.
But who will listen to, encourage, and pray for her needs?
Most people focus on the needs of their pastor, but one of the greatest gifts a
congregation can give to their pastor is to pray for and care for his wife and family.
We must never forget that pastors’ wives are human. They face the same
challenges as other women in the congregation. They are tempted to sin, grow weary in
ministry, and often struggle to balance their roles and responsibilities.
Your pastor’s wife needs encouragement, friendships, support, practical help,
and most of all, earnest prayer. Your prayers are crucial to her spiritual and emotional
health, and God will reward your efforts to cover your pastor’s wife in prayer.
If you accept the challenge to pray for your pastor’s wife, let her know that you
are praying for her. Ask her if she has specific prayer requests.