How to Pray for Your Shepherd

man-prayingI think the sweetest thing that any church member can do for their pastor is to pray for them. There are a number of couples in my church that I know are committed to praying for me and my family. Every time I see them I can’t help but but deeply moved by this tender act of mercy for me.

Trevin Wax recently re-posted an article suggesting specific ways that you can pray for your pastor. I’d like to add a hearty amen behind each of these:

  1. That the gospel would be the focal point of my life and identity.
  2. That I would not fear man by desiring the admiration of people.
  3. That the Lord would not allow me to go long between repentances.
  4. That I would continue to grow in character qualities of man of God.
  5. That I would have a consistent, powerful, diligent life of private prayer.
  6. That the Lord would give me great diligence in study and sermon preparation.
  7. That my preaching and teaching ministry would be empowered by the Holy Spirit.
  8. That I would boldly and faithfully and humbly and joyfully and intentionally share the gospel with the non-Christians in my social orbit.
  9. That I would see Jesus as supremely valuable.

You can follow this link to read the expanded version of each of these.

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July 27 2012 04:00 am | Blog

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