Month of Prayers for Your Clergy – Day 17

October is Ministry/Clergy Appreciation Month. What better way to show your gratitude and support than to pray for those in charge. Pray God’s name and word back to Him. He likes that.

Pastor’s Prayer Life

Romans 8:31, 34:…If God is for us, who can be against us? Jesus Christ (Messiah Yeshua) is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

Isaiah 61:1: LORD Who Anoints Me to Preach Good News

How to pray: that Pastor’s quiet time before the Lord encourages him to persevere as he:

~worships God in the splendor of His holiness (Psalm 29:2);

~praises God for His attributes (Psalm 71);

~offers thanksgiving for God’s bountiful blessings (Psalm 26:7;107:22;Ephesians 5:20);

~exhibits an attitude of confession and repentance before God (Psalm 51:10) and an attitude of forgiveness for those who have grieved him (Ephesians 4:32);

~brings his petitions to God in complete faith that they will be heard and answered (Psalm 5:3;55:17);

~makes intercession for himself, family, friends, enemies and congregation (Ephesians 6:18);

~luxuriates in God’s unfailing love that surrounds him (Psalm 32:10).

Prayer/Blessing for you, the pray-er

Morning dawns. I enter my secret closet of prayer, closing the door on today’s cares. We commune. I listen and feed on Your words as I rest in You, my True Pasture (Jeremiah 50:7).

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Love Letter – A Different Take

“I fell in love with you early on. It pleased me to make you part of my family. I provided a special place for you to call home. I pampered you, took you in my arms, and offered healing and comfort to you. I was bound to you by love. I offered you my very best.

“But you rejected me. You turned away from my expectations. You said they were too cumbersome. You ignored me. You gave your affections to others who offered nothing in return. They did not have your best interest at heart.

“How can I give you up? How can I pretend you do not exist? How can I abandon you forever? How can I forget my love for you?

“I can’t. I will still look for you. I will still call you. I know that someday you will return to me. I know that you will finally come to your senses and return to my home prepared just for you.

“How I long to have you back. How I long to have you return my love.”

Who said this?

~A parent?

~A husband or wife?

~A jilted lover?

No. It was God speaking about His feelings for Israel. (Based on Hosea 11)

Praying God’s Name

I remember that You are Good to All. Show me how to follow Your directive to bless my enemies. (Name found in Ps. 145:9)

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