Prayer Petition #10:
A Prayer for Our Church Staff and their Families
Psalm 97, I Thessalonians 5:12-28
Reflections of the Heart:
What an honor and a privilege it is to work in a Christian environment in today’s world. The demands of a church staff are often far beyond a nine to five schedule. Let us pray that the Windsor Village Church Family (WVCF) staff is thankful, refreshed and renewed daily so that those who are touched by the staff always see and feel the love of Christ.
Our Father, we thank You for our church staff and their families. We thank You for providing the funds and resources so that Your business can be conducted at this church. We thank You for blessing our church with capable and dedicated staff members. We give thanks to You, Lord, for You are good. Your mercy endures forever. Gracious Father, holy and righteous is Your Name. The heavens proclaim Your glory and the skies display Your craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak and night after night, they make sure You are known! Lord, You are our source and in You do we place our trust.
Faithful Father, we declare that our church staff and their families will recognize those who labor among them and they will esteem each other in love. We confess that they will be at peace among each other. We confess that they will comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak and be patient to all. We declare that they will not render evil for evil, but they will pursue good. We confess that they will not quench the Holy Spirit, but they will test all things and hold fast to what is good. We confess that our staff will abstain from every form of evil. We declare that they will aspire to lead quiet lives, mind their own business, and work with their own hands, as they are commanded. We confess that the fruit of the Spirit will be operative in the lives of our church staff and their family members and they will be faithful stewards over what You have given to them. Lord, we confess that we will support our church staff and their families with our prayers and we will volunteer to participate in ministry.
List the names of two Windsor Village staff members and include their names in the text below as you pray for them:
Wonderful Father, we ask You to keep ____ (insert names) in perfect peace as they keep their minds on You, and trust in You. Lord, touch their hearts to perform every task assigned to them at their workplace with excellence and great prudence. Please remind them to make the most of all their time. Please help them to lead balanced lives with their families as they respond to the demands of ministry. Father, we ask that You bless their homes, their marriages, and their children. Father, bless our entire WVCF to know and to do our part in ministry to support our church staff.
Merciful Father, forgive our church staff and their family members for sin. Please forgive any persons for adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousy, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissentions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, and revelries. Forgive our staff persons for not putting forth their best efforts at their workplaces and in their homes. Forgive those of us for not praying consistently for our church staff and their family members. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our church staff and their families to forgive each other and other people, and please help them to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help our church staff members not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.
You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power. You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created. We honor You as our King. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 19:1-2, Psalm 118:1, I Thessalonians 5:12-22, I Thessalonians 4:11, Galatians 5:22-26, Isaiah 26:3, Galatians 5:19-21, II Thessalonians 1:11, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 4:11
Today I will trust God to:
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