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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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 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

 

Taken from Revive Our Hearts