Prayer for Pastors
Written by Felicia McKnight
And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. (Jeremiah 3:15 NKJV)
Father you said in your word that according to your heart you have given each one of us a Shepherd to watch over us and feed our souls. Lord we come lifting up the Pastor of each congregation represented here today that you will continue to use them to be effective in the ministry that you have assigned each of them. We pray that each Pastor will operate under the anointing and unique gift you have given them. May all that they do for the kingdom bring glory and honor to you. We pray for our Pastors’ hearts to be open and enlightened each week as you assign them the word to feed us from the pulpit. May each Pastor be true to the gospel by preaching an uncompromising word that will fill us with knowledge and understanding of You. May they preach an uncompromising word that will bring forth transformation in our lives causing us to transform more into your image and likeness each day. May the preached word birth a hunger in us to not only rely on the Pastor to feed us, but may it cause us to seek after you more each day. May we all grow in a manner to do what you have called each of us to do here on this earth. Lord we pray each Pastor serves in a place of love for your people. May they display mercy, kindness, humility, meekness, and long suffering just as Jesus displayed. As each Pastor travels near and far to minister the gospel we pray for a hedge of protection to surround them. Lord, give Angels charge over them and keep them. Lord, cover them in times of spiritual warfare and help them to remember we wrestle not against flesh and blood. May they always have on their full armor of a God that you have equipped us with according to Ephesians 6. Lord, we pray you meet every need they face in their ministries. In Jesus name. Amen.