Prayer For Church Leaders Scripture
Lord, I pray that You would send a spirit of encouragement to __________ so that they might walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which they have been called; lead them to walk with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for those around them in love, and that they would be diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:1-3)
My pastor's on the front line; an easy target for the enemy and his minions. My pastor's preaching the Word faithfully from the platform each week as a community leader, and a completely sold out servant to You. Dear Holy Spirit, empower the pastor this day to boldly proclaim the truth of Your Word. Help the pastor not to grow weary in well-doing or to fall away but provide grace upon grace. I'm thanking You in advance for what You will do in and through our pastor this very day, in Jesus' name.
Thank you for sending our pastor to shepherd the church. I'm grateful for the love you put in the pastor's heart for You and Your people. I appreciate the unique set of gifts and talents that enrich the pastor's ministry and bless our church. Would You, in turn, bless the pastor today? Help the pastor to sense Your presence in such a sweet way. Fill the pastor up, Lord and use the pastor for Your glory today. And show me how I can support and encourage. Thanking You for this good leader, I pray this in Jesus' name.
Father, I pray for my pastor's complete protection from the devil that roams around like a roaring lion trying to destroy him/her. I pray that my pastor would be alert & watchful for any area of his/her life that is open to attack. Give him/her supernatural protection.
ord, encourage my pastor through Your Spirit. Let me be a source of encouragement to him/her & let others come alongside him/her to lift him/her up in spirit. Let my pastor see his/her work as eternal & not temporal. Let him/her be refreshed through knowing that Your grace is sufficient for him/her.
Father, please give my pastor supernatural strength but also wisdom to know how & when to rest so that he/she can stay physically healthy. Sustain him/her by your strength. Keep him/her from any sickness of the body & any instability of the mind.
Lord, I pray that my pastor & his/her spouse will have a strong union in You. That You will highlight areas of their life that need to be addressed & communicated about & that You will give them time together to enjoy each other. Let my pastor's family have fun together & keep any seed of bitterness from taking root. Let them love the church deeply enough to want to stay healthy together & let their bonds be strong.
God, I pray that my pastor will make godly decisions & that You will guide him/her to have a shepherd's heart. I pray that he/she will yield to You & always speak the truth boldly with love. I pray that he/she will have the courage needed to speak Your truth & Your ways over difficult & sensitive subjects. I also pray that You will illuminate scripture in his/her heart so that he/she has revelation directly from you.