Prayer For Our Pastors And Leaders

I pray that the eyes of our leadership may be enlightened to know the hope to which we are called and know the riches of our glorious inheritance in the saints. Let our leadership know the incomparable great power which is in us who believe (Eph. 1:18-19). Let them see the full revelation of Jesus Christ (Gal. 1:12). Place in them a desire to know Christ and the power of His resurrection (Phil. 3:10).

In Jesus' name, I bind the fear of failure and the fear of humankind (Jn. 14:1). Let our leadership's confidence not be eroded by the daily resistance to the gospel or their vision. Allow our leadership to fear God more than people.

Lord, we pray for the body of Christ. Grant us grace to submit to the authority of the office that our leaders stand under. Give us the wisdom to respect the anointing you have placed on these men and women.
May our ministries not be a burden for the leaders. Let them be a great source of strength and joy. Amen

Father, may our leaders be exemplary in all that they do. As church leaders, Lord we pray that we always remember that we are stewards of all that is in our hands. Grant us grace to multiply and not to hoard for ourselves. Amen

Father, we pray that our pastors, deacons, elders and all others serving in ministry would never forget the honour that it is to be able to serve your people.
Raise leaders who are keener to wash others' feet than to have their own feet washed.
May your gospel not be tainted by greed, oh Lord.

Lord, we pray for sustenance and provision for our leaders. May they not be plagued by lack while they serve.
We pray that their needs would not become gluttonous.
May their hearts not be filled with worldly desires of gathering possessions and wealth for themselves. Amen

Lord raise us to always be uplifters of leadership.
May our leaders never have to carry burdens alone.
Grant us grace to be their providers as they provide for us spiritually.
May our leaders be known to be yours even by how they spend their resources. Your word says that where our treasure is, is where our heart is. May their hearts be in you always. Amen

Father, please encourage my pastor by the power of your Spirit. Let his soul be refreshed with the love of Christ. Let him have faith for the future. Help him to keep pressing forward even when the way is littered with landmines. Let him be refreshed by the fact that your grace is sufficient for him.