Month of Prayers for Your Clergy – Day 30

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

Pastor’s Soul (Emotions)

Psalm 55:22: Cast your burden (cares) on the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous man collapse (fall; to be shaken).

Matthew 11:29 implied: Yoke Bearer

Matthew 15:3 implied: Breaker of Tradition

How to pray: that Pastor will not be weighed down from people’s ideas of what he should be preaching – law vs grace; old covenant vs new covenant; tradition vs something new. Pray against frustration in dealing with people that believe only their way of thinking is correct, even if it is not backed by God’s word.

Prayer/Blessing for you, the pray-er

Tradition can be an idol. Open my eyes to see if I am missing opportunities to do good because I am following man’s rules and their interpretation of Your word. You are Lord, Breaker of Traditions (Luke 6:2,9 implied).

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Month of Prayers for Your Clergy – Day 29

October is Ministry/Clergy Appreciation Month. What better way to show your appreciation and support than to pray for those in charge. Pray back to God His name and word. He takes delight in that.

Pastor’s Soul (Will)

Romans 8:38, 39: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons (principalities; other heavenly rulers), neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus/Messiah Yeshua our Lord.

2 Chronicles 20:17 implied: God Who Commands Us to Stand and Observe

1 Corinthians 16:13: God Who Commands Us to Stand Firm in the Faith

How to pray: that Pastor’s devotional time, family duties and church work are carried out with stubborn and unwavering firmness. Pray that Pastor’s works bring him no regrets as he stands firm on the promises of God.

Prayer/Blessing for you, the pray-er

You are Fulfiller of My Joy (Psalm 16:11 implied). Let my actions this day be in perfect harmony with Your will that I might enjoy Your fellowship.

Month of Prayers for Your Clergy – Day 28

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

Pastor’s Soul (Mind)

Psalm 119:66: Teach me knowledge and good judgment (good sense and knowledge) for I believe (put my trust) in Your commands (commandments).

Zechariah 7:12 implied: LORD Who Honors a Teachable Spirit

How to pray:

~that Pastor continues in wisdom to apply what he has learned from studying God’s word;

~that, as Pastor deals with people, God-given wisdom would help him offer the best advice;

~that, as Pastor deals with various situations, he will have the knowledge to see the big picture;

~that Pastor not be discouraged when people refuse to obtain available help through his mentoring.

Prayer/Blessing for you, the pray-er

Jesus/Yeshua, You are my Advocate/Contender (1 John 2:1 implied; Isaiah 49:25 implied). Give me a sensitivity to the needs of people around me this day. Show me how to help them, how to speak words of comfort, so that I might follow Your example.

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

Month of Prayers for Your Clergy – Day 24

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

2 Timothy 2:15: Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

Psalm 16:7: LORD Who Counsels Me

How to pray: Pray that Pastor has a rich, designated time set aside each day so he can:

~study (2 Timothy 2:15);

~pray (Proverbs 15:8; Romans 8:26, 27);

~concentrate on his sermons;

~always discern God’s will.

Prayer/Blessing on you, the pray-er

You are Omniscient/All-Knowing (Isaiah 46:10 implied), knowing my secret prayers, invisible thoughts and hidden desires (Ecclesiastes 12:14). Show me how to put them into practice that people might be moved to seek You.

Month of Prayers for Your Clergy – Day 22

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 Soul (Will)

2 Chronicles 20:12: We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.

2 Chronicles 20:17: You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions, stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you…Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.

Jeremiah 14:8 implied: Deliverer in Time of Trouble

How to pray: This Bible verse was addressed to Judah and Jerusalem when facing enemy attack. God was their Defender, and He defends individuals as well. Pastors are under close scrutiny and continually subject to criticism. Pray that Pastor understands these are ultimately directed toward his Employer – God. Pray that Pastor keeps his eyes focused on God.

Prayer/Blessing for you, the pray-er

Troublesome thoughts flood my mind. Unpleasant circumstances invade my emotions. Yet I have no fear for You are my Deliverer and Savior in Times of Trouble and Distress (Jeremiah 14:8 implied).

Month of Prayers for Your Clergy – Day 20

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 Physical Well-Being

2 Corinthians 12:8, 9: Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take away from me (the thorn in my flesh). But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness…”

2 Corinthians 12:9: Sufficient Grace

How to pray:

~Pray against discouragement.

~Pray that, in the midst of any physical affliction, Pastor is reminded that God is in charge and will bring about good to him and glory to God.

~Pray that Pastor is reminded that Jesus’ (Yeshua’s) suffering helps us relate to Him. In Pastor’s suffering he can better relate to those that cross his path.

Prayer/Blessing for you, the pray-er

When fear invades my mind and dread encompasses my emotions, let me remember that I am not alone for You, my God, are my Ever-Present Help (Psalm 46:1).

Month of Prayers for Your Clergy – Day 13

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 God. He likes that!

Pastor’s Physical Well-Being

Psalm 6:6, 7: I am worn out from groaning; all night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears. My eyes grow weak with sorrow; they fail because of all my foes.

Psalm 3:5: I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the LORD sustains me.

Psalm 4:8: I will lie down and sleep in peace…

1Samuel 26:12: Giver of Deep Sleep

How to pray: Pray that Pastor is able to sleep well so he can maintain his strength. Pray against the foes that would disturb a peaceful night’s sleep:

~unfulfilled expectations and goals;

~disappointing relationships;

~perplexing actions of people;

~few laborers to help in the ministry;

~unmet deadlines;

~physical discomfort.

Prayer/Blessing for you, the pray-er

As unfulfilled plans and dreams cover me with disappointment, I look to You, Restorer of My Joy (Psalm 30:11 implied).