Praying for Your Pastor – Day 21

Pray that your pastor will not give in to discouragement, but will deal with inevitable
criticism and conflict by committing himself into the hands of God, who judges righteously.

While being reviled, Jesus did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously.  1 Peter 2:23

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Praying for Your Pastor – Day 20

Pray for a fresh divine anointing on your pastor’s ministry. Pray that God’s working will
be powerfully evident both in his personal life and the spiritual life of the congregation.

But I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.  1 Cor 9:27

For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.  2 Tim 1:7

For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me, resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed, in the power of signs and wonders ,and in the power of the Spirit.  Rom 15:18-19a

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Praying for Your Pastor – Day 19

Pray that your pastor will use wise time management, and that he will seek God’s
perspective for his schedule, guarding his time against unnecessary interruptions.

Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.  Eph 5:15-16

Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.  Col 4:5

So teach us to number our days,
That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.  Ps 90:12

We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work.  John 9:4

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Praying for Your Pastor – Day 18

Pray that your pastor will be a man of prayer and worship, and that he will lead by
example—teaching the congregation how to walk in a close relationship with the Father. (1 Thess. 5:17; Acts 1:14a; Matt. 4:10; Mark 1:35; Luke 22:46)

Pray without ceasing.  1 Thes 5:17

These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer.  Acts 1:14a

Then Jesus said to him, “Go, Satan! For it is written, ‘YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.’ ”  Matt 4:10

In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.  Mark 1:35

Jesus said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”  Luke 22:46

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Praying for Your Pastor – Day 17

Pray that your pastor will be a “Great Commission man”—committed to personal
evangelism and the equipping of the saints to seek the lost. Pray that he will have a heart to develop a thriving missions program in his church.

How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!”  Rom 10:15

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.  Matt 28:19-20

For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.  Luke 19:10

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Praying for Your Pastor – Day 16

Pray that your pastor will be courageous in the pulpit in proclaiming Christ, and
confident in his use of the Word of God. Ask God to help him preach with insight, transparency and humility.

We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.  Col 1:28

Pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel.  Eph 6:19

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Praying for Your Pastor – Day 15

Praise God for your pastor’s leadership and pray that he will make godly decisions. Pray
that he will lead with a shepherd’s heart, and that he will always speak the truth in love.

So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?  1 Kings 3:9

Shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness.  1 Pet 5:2

Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith;  if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching;  or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.  Rom 12:6-8

Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.  Jer 3:15

 

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Praying for Your Pastor – Day 14

Pray that your pastor will focus on the Word of God and walk in the fear of the Lord—
rather than fear of man—as he prepares his messages. Pray that he will seek to please God rather than men, and pursue holiness rather than the praise of men.

But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.  Acts 6:4

The fear of the LORD leads to life,
So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.  Prov 19:23

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.  2 Tim 2:15

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.  Heb 11:6

I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom:  preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.  2 Tim 4:1-2

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Praying for Your Pastor-Day 13

Pray that your pastor will make wise lifestyle choices in order to protect his health,
especially in the areas of exercise, eating moderately, and getting sufficient rest. Pray for times of relaxation and renewal to balance the stress of ministry.

Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.  Rom 12:1-2

Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.  1 Cor 9:26-27

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?  For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.  1 Cor 6:19-20

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Praying for Your Pastor-Day 12

Pray that your pastor will be humble and authentic in his faith, not given to pride or
hypocrisy. Pray that he will have pure motives and give God glory for every gain or victory.

He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the LORD require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?  Micah 6:8

If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself.  He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.  John 7:17-18

But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.  Gal 6:14

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