Loving Father, we are aware that there is much that is wrong in the church today, and that in so many ways the truth of Scripture is being distorted and changed to fit in with the modern way of thinking in today’s society ….
Father we all should be a little concerned as we feel and see that we are moving towards a more seeker-friendly gospel in our contemporary church gatherings, rather than sticking with the undistorted undefiled truth of the whole council of God …..
Loving Lord, I feel the need to pray for the pastors and many other leaders. Please Lord by Your Sovereignty guide all those that You have given authority over to feed Your sheep ….
Please Lord, give our pastors a fresh anointing of Your Holy Spirit. Fill them all Father, with patience and peace. Pour into their hearts the joy of the Lord and may the oil of God’s gladness be their portion …..
Hear my cry, I pray, my God, as I pray for my pastors. Keep him humble, keep him faithful, and give him patience, I pray, as he teaches his congregation week by week, which is getting fewer in numbers, and set his heart light with Your love and keep him rejoicing in the Lord and in the power of His strength and give him a clear vision for the future of his church ….
May his and her heart be united; kept focused on the Word of Truth, and may he love the Lord with all his whole body, soul, and spirit, and his neighbor as himself; as he seeks to encourage, edify and teach all those that are under his guidance about the love of Jesus, and may he be humble and give correction in love …..
May he be a man after God’s own heart — who continues to be nourished and fed by You to be Your under-shepherd to point us to Christ. May he and she always exhibit the love of Your Son Jesus in all their dealings with your new babies in the Kingdom ….
May he and she be used by You to be an example of a true disciple and lover of the Lord — not only in their public ministry but in the privacy of their own home …..
Bless him Lord and keep him — prosper his business, increase his clientel, protect him and may he continue to be an example of a godly man who by example, is growing in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus ….
Bless her Lord and give her longevity and endless joy. May she understand the vastness and depth of a mother’s love and how important empathy is in growing up the many daughters that You will place in her bosom …..
Bless and be with all of our pastors, priests, bishops, ministers, evangelists and shepherds, I pray, and prevent them from being influenced by the trend in the modern church today, which changes much of the meaning of scripture to appease the world, rather then to stand firm and remain faithful to the real meaning of scripture — which we know is being labelled by the world as narrow minded and hate speech …..
Give our pastors the grace to withstand worldly pressures and equip them with integrity to preach the unchangeable Word of God, with courage and integrity daily ….
Help and enable all of our pastors, including mine Lord, to be open minded, forgivjng, and tempered with patience. Bless them I pray and keep them in the midst of so many different ptessures. I ask this in the name of Jesus, amen and Amen ….