KEYS TO EFFECTIVE PRAYER REMEMBER TO say WHO you are PRAYING TO: Example: In the Name of Jesus of Nazareth or Our Father who art in Heaven or Father God in the Name of Jesus your begotten son.
Praying’s For The Pastor’s People of God - it is essential for Everyone to appreciate their Pastor’s – This office is a High Calling of God – Read Jeremiah 3:15KJV15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. Reading from the Matthew Henry Commentary gives a good explanation of this verb. He promises to set those over them that shall be every way blessings to them (Jer. 3:15):I will give you pastors after my heart, alluding to the character given of David when God pitched upon him to be king. 1 Sam. 13:14; The Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart. Observe, (1.) When a church is gathered it must be governed. “I will bring them to Zion, not to live as they list, but to be under discipline, not as wild beasts, that range at pleasure, but as sheep that are under the direction of a shepherd.” I will give them pastors, that is, both magistrates and ministers; both are God’s ordinance for the support of his kingdom. (2.) It is well with a people when their pastors are after God’s own heart, such as they should be, such as we would have them be, who shall make his will their rule in all their administrations, and such as endeavour in some measure to conform to his example, who rule for him, and, as they are capable, rule like him. (3.) Those are pastors after God’s own heart who make it their business to feed the flock, not to feed themselves and fleece the flocks, but to do all they can for the good of those that are under their charge, who feed them with wisdom and understanding (that is, wisely and understandingly), as David fed them, in the integrity of his heart and by the skillfulness of his hand, Ps. 78:72. Those who are not only pastors, but teachers, must feed them with the word of God, which is wisdom and understanding, which is able to make us wise to salvation.
Throughout scripture we are given continual examples of the people of God being blessed through faithful Pastor’s. Many Shepard are under attack and need you to pray for them that they remember their labor is not in vain, that they don’t become vulnerable or discouraged, here are several small prayers for Pastor’s and Leaders. Heavenly Father remember _Said the Pastor Names_ to be Protection from Evil, A Strong Family Eph 6:4, Pursue Jesus – Mark 1:35, Strong Character with Integrity 1 Tim 1:5, Follow the Great Commandment Deut. 6:5, Matt 6:33, be steadfast, immovable, and always abounding in the work of the Lord. Help them to know that their Labor is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:58) Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip _Said the Pastor Names_ in every good thing to do your will, working in the church that which is pleasing in sight of God, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13:20-21)
Father I pray that you would surround our elders with grace to be men and women, above reproach, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not given to argument or fighting, not fond of sordid gain, but help them to be hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, and self-controlled. Empower them to hold fast to Your faithful Word so that they will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict. (Titus 1:7-9)
Father God in Heaven, Give the congregation confidence in our leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you. (Hebrews 13:17)
Galatians 6:9 Eternal Father, I pray that You will give every leader strength, so they do not grow weary in their leadership role. Father, the tasks may seem overwhelming and exhausting, but I pray that every leader will recognize that they are assigned to do Your will. Therefore, I know that at the right time, they will reap the harvest/rewards if they do not give up. Lord, I pray for divine strength for every leader and that they will not rely on themselves, but on You. Amen.
Proverbs 27:23 Oh Lord, Your Word declares that You are our Good Shepherd. Just as shepherds provides guidance for their sheep, we pray that You, Lord, provide guidance for every leader. I pray that You help them to be more like You. Help them know the condition of their flock. I pray that every leader gives careful attention those they lead, and that the relationship between those they lead will flourish. This is the prayer of our heart. Amen.