Monday, July 25, 2016

Biblical Prayers for My Pastor

1. To have a hunger for God's Word (Psalm 119:18, 136), and to interpret and explain it accurately (2 Timothy 2:15).

2. Biblical and doctrinal faithfulness to teach "the whole counsel of God" (Acts 20:27; Titus 1:7-9; 1 Timothy 4:16).

3. Purity and health in body and spirit since "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" (Matthew 26:41), with a special blessing on his marriage and whole family.

4. Boldness in witness (Acts 4:29-31).

5. Lifelong diligence and fervency in spirit (Romans 12:11).

6. Lasting spiritual fruitfulness by the power of God (John 15:5, 16).

7. Serving as an agent of Christ in reforming the church as He advances His Kingdom (Matthew 6:10, 1 Peter 4:17).

8. Maintaining biblical priorities, disciplining himself for godliness (1 Timothy 4:7).

9. Being devoted to the Word of God and prayer (Acts 6:4).

10. Being faithful in labor, leadership, and instruction (1 Thessalonians 5:12).

11. Feeling and demonstrating affection for fellow believers (1 Peter 1:22).

12. Solemnly and willingly submitting to God’s Word (1 Timothy 6:13-14).

Helpful Classic Resource: A Plea to Pray for Pastors by Gardiner Spring

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