Month of Prayers for Your Clergy – Day 25

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 Spirit

Colossians 2:10, 15: …you have been given fullness in Christ/Messiah, who is the head over every power and authority…and having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

Genesis 2:15 implied: Initiator of Work

How to pray: Bless Pastor with the joy of living in God’s trust which allows him to work alongside God in:

~changing situations meant for harm into good;

~defeating satan’s plans to hinder spiritual growth;

~revealing God’s wisdom in dealing with pain and suffering;

~reconciling sinners to God through Jesus’/Yeshua’s sacrifice as the atoning Lamb.

Prayer/Blessing for you, the pray-er

May my life radiate with joy in spite of unpleasant circumstances. I recognize you, LORD, as Examiner and Tester of the Righteous (Jeremiah 20:12 implied).

Prayer for the Congregation

Luke 8:39: (To the demon-possessed man that was healed, Jesus/Yeshua said,) “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus/Yeshua had done for him.

Psalm 18:3 Worthy of Praise

How to pray: that each member of the congregation:

~be both hearer and doer of God’s word;

~speaks with boldness as he/she witnesses to others;

~brings no shame on himself/herself because their actions don’t match their words

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Month of Prayers for Your Clergy – Day 18

October is Ministry/Clergy Appreciation Month. What better way to show your gratitude and support than to pray for those in charge.

Pastor’s Spirit

1 Corinthians 2:12: We have received…the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.

1 Corinthians 6:17:…he who unites himself with the Lord is one with Him in spirit.

Hebrews 12:9:…submit to the Father of our spirits…

Job 33:4: Breath of the Almighty (Shaddai) Gives (Sustains) Life

How to pray: that Pastor always remembers he is a reflection of God, son of Abba Father:

~in showing compassion (Exodus 34:6);

~in his own uniqueness (Isaiah 45:5);

~by defending those in need (Isaiah 51:22);

~by showing no partiality (1 Timothy 5:21);

~in glorifying and rejoicing in God (Zephaniah 3:17; John 17:4, 22);

~in holy living (Hebrews 12:10, 14);

~in enduring hardships (Hebrews 12:7).

Prayer/Blessing for you, the pray-er

Today You set before me the path that I am to take. May I not disappoint You for the trust You place in me to represent You, My Glory (Psalm 3:3).

Prayer for the Congregation

1 Kings 8:6:…your hearts must be fully committed (true, wholehearted, wholly devoted) to the LORD our God, to live by His decrees (statutes, ways, laws, regulations) and obey His commands (commandments)…

Ezekiel 36:26: Giver of a New Heart and a New Spirit

How to pray: that God would:

~draw the hearts of the congregation to Himself;

~put His Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) in them that would cause them to follow His laws;

~make His will known to the people so they could walk in His ways.

Month of Prayers for Your Clergy – Day 11

October is Ministry/Clergy Appreciation Month. What better way to show your gratitude than to pray for those in charge. Pray God’s word and name back to Him. Also included today is a prayer focus for the congregation.

Pastor’s Spirit

Isaiah 57:15: For this is what the high and lofty One says – He who lives forever (inhabits eternity) whose name is Holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite (penitent) and lowly (humble; free from self-assertive pride; not pompous) in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Psalm 5:12: LORD Who Encompasses (surrounds, covers) the Righteous with Favor

How to pray: that Pastor’s spirit would be revived as he:

~basks in the Lord’s high regard and value of him;

~shows reverential fear as he receives the meaning of God’s revealed word;

~enjoys renewed freedom in serving the Lord.

Prayer for the Congregation

Job 34:21, 22: (God’s) eyes are on the ways of men; He sees their every step. There is no dark place, no deep shadow, where evildoers can hide.

Romans 2:16: Judge of Men’s Secrets

How to pray:

~that people will exercise complete honesty

~that God would break down the walls of secrecy

~that eyes would be opened to see their need for the Lord to rule in their lives

Prayer/Blessing for you, the pray-er

May I remember today to honor You with reverential fear deserving of One who is Enthroned in Heaven (Psalm 2:4).