How To Pray For Your Church’s Leaders


Pray that they will. . .

  • Be men after God’s own heart. (Acts 13:22 and Psalms 42:1)
  • Be men of the word. (Psalms 119:97, Colossians 3:16 & Psalms 119:11)
  • Allow God to direct their every step. (Psalms 37:23)
  • Have a growing, deepening relationship with God in prayer. (Psalms 37:4 & Psalms 63:1)
  • Be spirit-filled men of faith and love. (Ephesians 3:14-19.)
  • Have good health, strength, and endurance.

Pray that . . .

  • Family members are loving, unselfish, respectful, and understanding. (Ephesians 5:25, 1 Peter 3:7, Ephesians 5:33; 6:1-2; 6:4.)
  • Their families are a source of joy and blessing to one another. (Proverbs 23:24; 31:30; 20:7)
  • They will have God’s constant protection and peace.

Pray that they will . . .

  • Be devoted to prayer and the Word. (Acts 6:4)
  • Intercede for and instruct the congregation. (1 Samuel 12:23 & Romans 1:9-10)
  • Have a fruitful ministry. (John 15:16 & Colossians 1:28.)
Pray that . . .

  • They will be able to handle with grace and patience, the many responsibilities they have.
  • They will be sensitive to the leading of the Lord both as they prepare and as they speak, resulting in the Holy Spirit speaking to us through the message.
  • They will have a strong, close, harmonious working relationship with those in leadership.
  • The Lord will give them insights into the solution for problems.
  • They will know how to counsel those who come to them for advice and help.
  • The will equip the saints for service and discipleship. (Ephesians 4:11-12 & 2 Timothy 2:2)
  • Be protected from the evil one. (2 Thesselonians 3:1-3)

Pray that . . .

  • The congregation will pray regularly for each pastor and his family.
  • The congregation will respect and guard as much as possible each pastor’s time with his family, especially in the early mornings, evenings, and weekends.
  • The congregation will not impose standards on their children they do not expect from other children.