How to Pray for Your Pastor
I shared this with all of you a couple of years ago. It is written by R. W. Glenn, pastor of preaching and vision at Redeemer Bible Church in Minnetonka, MN. Rev. Glenn is asking his congregation to pray for him and he offers some specific prayer requests. Given the world in which we live, it bears sharing again. If you are a pastor, share it with your congregation. If you are a lay person, please use it and share it with your fellow workers in the church.
*That the gospel would be the focal point of my life and identity.
*That I would not fear humanity by desiring the admiration of people; that the Lord's "Well done" would be ever before my eyes.
*That The Lord would not allow me to go long between repentances; that I would keep short accounts with Him and be sensitive to and ruthless with my sin.
*That I would continue to grow in the character qualities of a man/woman of God.
*That I would have a consistent, powerful, diligent life of private prayer, that I would grow in my dependence on the Holy Spirit.
*That The Lord would give me great diligence in study and sermon preparation, making the most of my time.
*That my preaching and teaching ministry would be empowered by the Holy Spirit; that The Lord would affect real change in our lives through it; and that by it we would be more endeared to Christ.
*That I would boldly and faithfully and humbly and joyfully and intentionally share the gospel with the non-Christians in my social orbit.
*That I would see Jesus as supremely valuable, my greatest treasure, and as my dear friend.
Please pray for your pastor!