Prayer Topic #7:
A Prayer for Our Pastors and Their Families
Reflections of the Heart:
God has given us pastors after His own heart to lead, serve, and guide the Windsor Village Church Family. Today we bless the Lord for those He has called and sent to be a blessing to the body of Christ.
Heavenly Father, we thank You for the men and women You have appointed as our pastors. Thank You for blessing our pastors and their families. Thank You for leading, directing, and protecting their lives. Lord, You are our Good Shepherd, our High Priest. You are a great God and a great King above all gods. You hold in Your hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains. The sea belongs to You, for You made it. Your hands formed the dry land, too. Today, we bow down and worship You. We kneel before You and acknowledge You as our maker. You are our God and we are the people that You watch over and have taken under Your care.
Almighty Father, Your Word says that those who fear You and delight in obeying Your commands will be joyful. You promised that their children will be successful everywhere. We declare that the descendants of our pastors are mighty on earth and blessed because they are the generation of Godly people. We confess that our pastors are wealthy and their good deeds will last forever. We decree that their peace is great and their composure is undisturbed. Our pastors’ families experience the Kingdom of God here on earth; people see their good works and glorify You, our Father in Heaven. Our pastors obey Your commands, therefore, their families are blessed in the city and in the fields. They are blessed when they come in and when they go out. Lord, we expect that You will continue to cause their enemies who rise against them one way to be defeated and flee seven ways. Lord, it is our expectation that You will command Your blessing upon their storehouses and in all that they set their hands to do and You will bless them in the land. We confess that our pastors and their families are the head and not the tail; they are above only and not beneath. We declare that You, Father, will perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle our pastors and their families.
Holy Spirit, what can I do or say to specifically bless my pastor(s) ______?
Holy Spirit, we ask You to fill our pastors’ homes with Your gentleness, peace, joy, and Godly order. We lift up their marriages and we ask You to bless them psychologically, emotionally, and physically. Bless their children to mature academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Lord, strengthen and encourage those families who feel overwhelmed by the ministry. Lord, we ask that You protect our pastors and their families from the onslaughts of the devil and the disrespect of people. Please help them to maintain balance in their public and private lives.
Merciful Father, forgive us for not being steadfast in praying for our pastors and their families. Forgive those in our Church Family for speaking ill against our pastors and rebelling against their teachings. Forgive those who gossip, murmur, complain, and whine. Please forgive our pastors and their families for any acts of sinfulness including anger, wrath, envy, jealousy, or dissension. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our Pastors 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 pastors and their families not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.
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