Prayer For Ministry Leaders
Loving Father, I thank You for our Church leaders that You have appointed
I pray that they would love Jesus with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, and that their ministry would never steal from them their first love, Jesus Christ. I pray that they would love and serve their wives and family with glad hearts, and that their family would have love for the ministry instead of resenting it for stealing their husband and daddy away.
I pray for a passion, for conviction and dedication to their calling and to Jesus Christ. I pray that they will walk in confidence while kneeling in humility as gentle shepherds who care for their sheep. I pray for encouragement in their faith and ministry, and against those who attack, slander, harm, or speak evil against them. I pray that their teaching and preaching will be accurate, true, bold, convicting, encouraging, anointed, and Christ-centred. I pray that God will guard them from burnout and depression. I pray that they will never fall prey to envy, jealousy, insecurity, or comparison. I pray for their holiness and purity, and against lust, affairs, love of money, and pride.
I pray for rest spiritually and physically, and that they know that it is not their ministry they are leading, but God's. I pray that they will finish better than they started. I pray that they will take time to have fun, do things they enjoy, spend time with their wives and play with the kids, and get away often to find peace and solitude. I pray for God to raise up people around them to assist them, serve them, honour them, encourage them, pray for them, admonish them, and protect them.
I pray that ministry, teaching, preaching, and leading will never become a chore for them, but that it would always be a joy and blessing to serve the Lord and His people with kindness and gladness, and that they would enjoy every aspect of leading, whether easy or hard, for the glory of God.
Dear Lord, thank You for our pastor. I pray that Your Holy Spirit would lead and guide him in all the duties that he is called upon to do. Lord, keep him ever open to hear Your voice and give him a heart that seeks to draw ever closer to Your heart of love, day by day.
May he rest in You and draw all His strength from You. Give him a passion to lift up the Lord Jesus, in every aspect of his ministry. Prevent him from the busyness' of his pastoral duties, and may he learn to rest in You and to wait on Your leading, and Lord, keep him close to You in thought, word and deed I pray, so that he may remain pure in motive and attitude as well.
Guard and guide his home life, his wife and his children and keep each of them united in their love for You and for each other. Prevent any resentment from developing when duty calls, but rather may his home and family become a place of encouragement and refreshment for his soul. May it also be a place where You remain as the central figure.
Keep our pastor and his family from the assaults of the enemy and from the criticism that follows a man that seeks to be Christ-focussed. Guard and guide them from being tempted toward the lust of the world and the lust of the flesh or from developing any prideful attitudes.
Lord, give our pastor integrity and grace in all his duties, and may he delight himself in the Lord so that his life and example is a wonderful witness to others, so that You may be glorified through his ministry. In Jesus' name I pray,
Thank You, Father! We know that You make firm the steps of those who delight in You and as pastors and church leaders we do delight in You! We may stumble but we will not fall because You uphold us with Your hand. You are our provision and protector! Nothing and no one will be able to keep us from Your hand for You are with us in every situation and in every circumstance. Lord help us to walk in our purpose knowing that Your hand is upon us. Give us the confidence to do You works with Your mighty authority, Amen.
Righteous God, I thank You for being our Father. I pray that You help us, pastors and church leaders, to live with purpose. Let us consider how we may spur one another toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as many pastors and leaders can be in the habit of doing. But I declare that we will encourage each other because we are united in our goal. Let us love one another and not compete because You do not think one of us is better than the other. Fill our hearts with more of Your love so that we may show this love to one another, Amen.
Matchless God, I declare that we will be strong and courageous because we are leaders of Your people! I pray against the spirit of fear and I declare that we will not let other people make us feel threatened because our duty goes beyond the flesh, what we are called to do is to please Your spirit and to affect Your heavenly kingdom. I pray that I will not fear because You go with me; You will never leave me nor forsake me. You want me to be fearless in my purpose, I pray that You continue to give me the strength to be, Amen.
God of Power, I pray for divine strength because being a church leader or pastor can be draining spiritually, emotionally and physically. I pray that I persevere under the trials that I face because once I have stood the test, I know that I will find a great reward when I receive the crown of life that the You promise to those who love You. I pray that You give me the patience and the courage to endure the trials that are necessary in my ministry. Thank You in advance for my eternal reward in heaven that makes the trials worth it, Amen.
Beautiful One, as a church leader or pastor it is easy to go down the path of self-doubt. I pray against any doubts that I have in myself or in You because before I was formed in the womb, You knew me! Therefore when I was born I was set apart; You appointed me as a prophet to the nations. Lord, I rejoice in Your word because Your word never fails nor lies. My ministry was ordained by You, therefore I know that I should be doing this and that I can do this because it is in line with the will that You have for my life. Father, whenever I doubt, I pray that I remember that You have called me and that You have a great plan for my life and for my ministry, Amen.