Praying For Your Pastors

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“The intense prayer of the righteous is very powerful.” – James 5:16

Below are some specific prayers that you can pray for the pastoral staff at GraceLife, along with some Scriptures to assist you in praying for our pastors.

  1. To be faithful in spending personal time alone with Jesus and grow in their love for Him. (Matthew 6:33)
  2. To love and lead their wives and children well. (Ephesians 5:25; 6:4)
  3. That God would guard them and their families against the attacks of Satan. (1 Peter 5:8)
  4. That God would give them a clear vision of His will for our church and His grace and power to lead well. (Proverbs 29:18; 1 Peter 5:2)
  5. That they will make wise choices managing their time. (Ephesians 5:15-16)
  6. That they will teach the truth of God’s Word with courage, boldness, humility and wisdom. (Colossians 1:28; 4:3)
  7. That they would be free from the discouragement that comes with ministry demands. (Hebrews 13:17)
  8. That they would have a good witness and influence among unbelievers. (1 Corinthians 9:19-23)
  9. That they would be examples to the church body in unity and servanthood. (Romans 12:10-18)
  10. That they would live lives that are “above reproach”. (Titus 1:7-9)

 “There is no greater gift you can give your pastor and the spiritual leaders of your church than to pray for them.  Pastors cannot win the battle alone; they need committed intercessors to lift them up in fervent, specific prayer. Imagine how the power of God might be released in our churches if we were to pray faithfully for our pastors.” – Gardiner Spring (1785-1873)

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