Praying for Your Pastor – Day 31

Ask God to heal any hurts that your pastor has suffered in the ministry. Pray that he will
serve the Lord with gladness, and encourage the congregation to worship God with a joyful, surrendered spirit.

To grant those who mourn in Zion,
Giving them a garland instead of ashes,
The oil of gladness instead of mourning,
The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting.
So they will be called oaks of righteousness,
The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.  Isaiah 61:3

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Praying for Your Pastor – Day 30

Ask God to provide for the financial needs of your pastor and his family. Pray that he will
be a wise steward of both personal finances and church funds.

And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.  Phil 4:19

Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,”  Heb 13:5

But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.  1 Tim 6:11

I have been young and now I am old,
Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken
Or his descendants begging bread.  Ps 37:25

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Praying for Your Pastor – Day 29

Pray that your pastor will be a man of faith and passionate love for God, not giving in to
worries, fears, or an uptight and anxious spirit.

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.  1 John 4:18

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, 
And He will make your paths straight.  Prov 3:5-6

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Praying for Your Pastor – Day 28

Pray that he will strive for personal excellence and will believe God for all He wants to
do in the congregation.

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.  2 Pet 1:2-3

Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.  Col 3:23-24

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Praying for Your Pastor – Day 27

Pray that he will earnestly seek God’s will and be committed to instant and complete
obedience—ready for God to work powerfully in and through his ministry.

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.  We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.  2 Cor 10:3-5

And Jesus was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.  “For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.  Luke 9:23-24

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Praying for Your Pastor – Day 26

Pray that your pastor will think biblically, with the mind of Christ.

For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.  1 Cor 2:16

Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.  See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.  Col 2:6-8

So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.  But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.  Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE of you WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another.  Eph 4:17-25

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Praying for Your Pastor – Day 25

Pray that your pastor will seek God for personal revival, and revival in your church and
community.

And My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.  2 Chron 7:14

The humble have seen it and are glad;
You who seek God, let your heart revive.  Ps 69:32

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Praying for Your Pastor – Day 24

Pray that God will give your pastor a clear, biblical vision of what your church can be
and should be for His glory, and that he will communicate that vision clearly and confidently to the church.

Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained,
But happy is he who keeps the law.  Prov 29:18

You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.  John 15:16

Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.  John 17:17

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Praying for Your Pastor – Day 23

Pray for spiritual unity in the church staff and among the spiritual leadership of the
church (elders, deacons, etc.). Pray that the enemy will not be allowed to create divisions, strife, or misunderstanding among the church leaders.

So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.  Rom 14:19

…so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.  1 Cor 12:25

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Praying for Your Pastor – Day 22

Pray that your pastor will practice servant leadership, edifying the congregation with
wisdom and serving with God’s “agape” love.

For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.  Gal 5:13

With good will render service, as to the Lord, and not to men.  Eph 6:7

But whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant;  and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all.  For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.  Mark 10:43-45

Then Jesus poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.  So He came to Simon Peter. He said to Him, “Lord, do You wash my feet?”  Jesus answered and said to him, “What I do you do not realize now, but you will understand hereafter.”  Peter said to Him, “Never shall You wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.”  Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, then wash not only my feet, but also my hands and my head.”  John 13:5-9

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.  Phil 2:3-4

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