Pray For Your Pastor

Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me,” Romans 15:30 (NKJV)

Brethren, pray for us.” 1 Thessalonians 5:25 (NKJV)

Every pastor needs and wants people to pray for him. Here are some ways to pray for your pastor.

Pray for his health

Pray for your pastor to have the strength and energy he needs through the week.

Pray for your pastor to get the rest he needs.  Pray that your pastor will sleep well each night and that he will take enough time away from ministry so that he does not get worn out.

Pray that your pastor would not get sick and would stay healthy.

Pray for his family.

Pray that your pastor would love his wife as Christ loves the Church.

Pray that your pastor would spend the time necessary to cultivate a strong and healthy marriage.

Pray that your pastor would bring up his children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Pray that your pastor would spend the necessary time to cultivate a healthy relationship with his children.

Pray that God would protect your pastor and his family from spiritual attacks.

Pray for his finances.

Your pastor’s financial needs are as great as your own.

Pray for God to provide for your pastor’s financial needs.

Pray for your pastor to be a good steward of what God has given him.

Pray for his spiritual life.

Pray that your pastor would maintain a close relationship with Christ.

Pray that your pastor would be sensitive and surrendered to the leadership of the Holy Spirit.

Pray that your pastor would have a powerful prayer life.

Pray that God would speak to your pastor during his personal Bible study.

Pray that your pastor would live a life of holiness.

Pray that your pastor would grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Pray that your pastor’s faith in God and the power of the Gospel would continually grow.

Pray for his ministry.

Pray for God to give your pastor wisdom.

Pray for your pastor to redeem the time.

Pray for your pastor as he studies for and prepares the sermons he will preach during the week.

Pray for your pastor to be powerfully anointed by the Holy Spirit as he preaches and teaches.

Pray for God to work through your pastor to save the lost, restore the backslider, encourage the discouraged, strengthen the weak and revive those who have become lukewarm.

Pray for your pastor to have a clear vision of where God wants him to lead.

Pray for your pastor to have the strength and courage necessary to lead.

Pray that your pastor would have a burden for the church and the community.

Pray for your pastor to do the work of an evangelist in the pulpit and in his personal life.

Pray for your pastor as he tries to recruit people to serve in the church.

 

The list of ways to pray for your pastor could go on for days. This gives you an idea of the many different ways your pastor needs and wants you to pray for him. You could also take these categories of prayers to your pastor and ask him how you can pray for him specifically .

One last thing, let your pastor know that you are praying for him. It will encourage your pastor more than you can imagine to have someone tell him that they are praying for him and his family.

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