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7 Verses and 7 Prayers for Your Pastor

October’s Pastor Appreciation emphasis in many churches is a good reminder to pray for our servant-leaders during the month, of course. But these godly men and women stand in need of prayer every single day. Use these prayers as a starting point in your prayer time this month but let them also help you develop a lifelong pattern of lifting your pastor to the Lord.

Pray Blessings and Gratitude over Your Pastor

Numbers 6:24-26—“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”

Dear Lord,

Thank you for sending our pastor to shepherd the church. I’m grateful for the love you put in the pastor’s heart for You and Your people. I appreciate the unique set of gifts and talents that enrich the pastor’s ministry and bless our church. Would You, in turn, bless the pastor today? Help the pastor to sense Your presence in such a sweet way. Fill the pastor up, Lord and use the pastor for Your glory today. And show me how I can support and encourage. Thanking You for this good leader, I pray this in Jesus’ name.

Pray for the Courage and Strength of Your Pastor

Joshua 1:9—“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Dear Lord,

My pastor’s on the front line; an easy target for the enemy and his minions. My pastor’s preaching the Word faithfully from the platform each week as a community leader, and a completely sold out servant to You. Dear Holy Spirit, empower the pastor this day to boldly proclaim the truth of Your Word. Help the pastor not to grow weary in well-doing or to fall away but provide grace upon grace. I’m thanking You in advance for what You will do in and through our pastor this very day, in Jesus’ name. 

Pray that Your Pastor Clearly Sees God’s Direction

Proverbs 3:5-6—“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Dear Father,

Thank you for a pastor that seeks You with a whole heart. The pastor’s singular desire, Lord, is to serve and please You. So, Father, show the pastor the way. Give the pastor Your vision. Grant Your clarity. Make the complex simple. And then give the pastor boldness to step out in faith to accomplish Your plans for our ministry and for our church. It’s easy to be distracted by many voices, so Father let the pastor hear but one voice, and let that voice be Yours. These things I pray with hope and expectation, in Jesus’ name. 

Pray for Your Pastor to Be Renewed with Energy

Galatians 6:9—“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

Dear Lord,

Even though my pastor serves our church with what seems like boundless energy, no one is a superhuman; I know the pastor gets really weary. The demands on the body and spirit are nearly unending. Would You let my pastor find respite and relaxation from the day? Would You clear the mind, give a good sleep tonight, and refreshment for another day of kingdom service? Bless my pastor, oh Lord, for faithfulness and offer blessings with a new day to continue in  faithfully service to You.

Pray for Your Pastor’s Focus to Increase

Matthew 6:33—“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

Dear God,

There will be hundreds of distractions in my pastor’s life today—fires to put out, unexpected twists and turns, and the noise and clutter of the world. I know that the deceiver will do anything he can to keep my pastor from study, prayer, and service. So, I lift my pastor up to You, dear Lord, asking You to help keep the main thing the main thing. Give “blinders” so that my pastor is keenly focused on You and on Your purpose for life and ministry this day. In Jesus’ name.   

Pray for the Blessing of Wisdom to Increase

James 1:5-6—“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.”

Dear Lord,

I come to you today interceding for my pastor. I know there will be many important decisions that must be made, many words that must be chosen carefully, many needs that must be answered. It’s a day that the pastor can’t handle with only human abilities. The pastor needs Your wisdom and Your guidance. Only You know what today will bring, and only You know what the demands will be. Meet them, oh Lord, and give the pastor just what is needed, just when it’s needed. I’m thanking you, in Jesus’ name.

Pray that Love Will Surround and Encourage Your Pastor

John 13: 34-35—“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Dear Holy Spirit,

Today I pray for the fruits of the spirit in my pastor’s life—that love, joy, peace, and patience will guide; that kindness and goodness will be companions; that faithfulness will be the motto, and that gentleness and self-control will be evident to all. Help the pastor to see each person today through Your eyes. And help them to see You in the pastor. I love you, Lord, and I thank you for my pastor, in Jesus’ name.

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15 comments on “7 Verses and 7 Prayers for Your Pastor

  1. Lor says:

    This was very good< thank you for having this to download. I plan on doing and sharing it with other in the church.

    1. Samuel chauque says:

      Thanks again and again may God bless you I’m pastor working in South Africa at Masoyi people been killed every day people been robbed witchraft ,rape young kids. So for me is a great owner it will help me and our members of the mission Jesus Christ we feed kids and older people we have project but we will run by faith trusting in Christ day by day please help me by sending me the booklet for the holly prayer

  2. Carolyn says:

    Thank you for this! It is great reminder and guide!

  3. Nomsa Kula says:

    We thank God for the prayers as Padtors are having a number of challenging in life..Wr know that God will nevet leave them nor forget…

  4. Tammy Stevens says:

    Thank you for sharing this guide! It is a great reminder!

  5. Beauty says:

    Awesome resource. Praise God

  6. Lois says:

    Thank you Lord God for this reminder , that pastors need prayer in their lives as well. Sometimes we as christian; we forget prayer is needed for everyone including pastors. In Jesus name. Amen

  7. Charas S Ebron says:

    Thank you for these scriptures and prayers that are so important to encourage and strengthen our pastor.

  8. Talema says:

    Thank you for these prayers because every leader needs prayer….

  9. Anthony Kiarie says:

    Thank you for teaching us on how to pray for our pastor

  10. Kedibone Kapotsa says:

    We thank you for the prayers

  11. Pastor Joan Perry says:

    Thanks for down loading these wonderful scriptures and prayers

  12. Kisamo Samuel says:

    It is a good thing

  13. Nadin says:

    Thank you for this amazing reminder and inspiration… I look forward to applying the concept of praying for my Pastor often.
    I thank you.

  14. Joseph Oluwatosin says:

    This is quite nice and I want to commend all the efforts that went into putting these prayers together. Our Pastors really need our prayers because they are men of like passions who give out so much always despite the fact that they too have needs.
    I pray that you will not lose your reward in the Name of Jesus Christ.

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