Tag: Pastoral Ministry

How to Pray for Your Pastor: Conclusion

How to Pray for Your Pastor (Series): Your Pastor is a Desperate Man
How to Pray for Your Pastor (Series): Why Should You Pray for Your Pastor?
Praying for Your Pastor in Light of His Qualifications, Part 1: The Necessity of a Qualified Ministry
Praying For Your Pastor According to His Qualifications, Part 2: A Holy Ambition and a Holy Life
Praying for Your Pastor According to His Qualifications, Part 3: Self-Control, Family, and Money
Praying for Your Pastor According to his Qualifications, Part 4: Humility and Teaching
Pray for Your Pastor in Light of His Responsibilities, Part 1: The Pastor as Shepherd Leader
Pray for Your Pastor in Light of His Responsibilities, Part 2: Feeding the Sheep
Pray for Your Pastor in Light of His Responsibilities, Part 3: Protecting the Sheep
Pray for your Pastor In Light of His Responsibilities, Part 4: Leading the Sheep
How to Pray for Your Pastor in Light of His Pressures and Temptations, Part 1: Anxiety over the Flock and Attacks from Professing Christians
How to Pray for Your Pastor in Light of His Pressures and Temptations, Part 2: Family Life and the Battle Against Sin

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When I think over my pastoral roles and responsibilities, there are few things that comfort me more than knowing that folks in my church are praying regularly for me, my wife, and my children. I hope you take to heart what has been written in these pages and consider the necessity and overwhelming benefit of praying for your pastor, for I trust he feels the same.

In the previous posts I noted that Scripture not only calls us to pray for our pastors, but that such prayer is a vital means of grace for those who shepherd your local congregation—for they are desperate men in need of strength, wisdom, and spiritual power. When you make it a priority to pray for your pastor, you are serving not only your pastor; you are serving your whole congregation and anyone else who benefits from your pastor’s ministry. Continue reading “How to Pray for Your Pastor: Conclusion”

The Fruit of a Praying Congregation

How to Pray for Your Pastor (Series): Your Pastor is a Desperate Man
How to Pray for Your Pastor (Series): Why Should You Pray for Your Pastor?
Praying for Your Pastor in Light of His Qualifications, Part 1: The Necessity of a Qualified Ministry
Praying For Your Pastor According to His Qualifications, Part 2: A Holy Ambition and a Holy Life
Praying for Your Pastor According to His Qualifications, Part 3: Self-Control, Family, and Money
Praying for Your Pastor According to his Qualifications, Part 4: Humility and Teaching
Pray for Your Pastor in Light of His Responsibilities, Part 1: The Pastor as Shepherd Leader
Pray for Your Pastor in Light of His Responsibilities, Part 2: Feeding the Sheep
Pray for Your Pastor in Light of His Responsibilities, Part 3: Protecting the Sheep
Pray for Your Pastor in Light of His Responsibilities, Part 4: Leading the Sheep
How to Pray for Your Pastor in Light of His Pressures and Temptations, Part 1: Anxiety over the Flock and Attacks from Professing Christians

How to Pray for Your Pastor in Light of His Pressures and Temptations, Part 2: Family Life and the Battle Against Sin

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We have spent the past several posts discussing the necessity of praying for our pastors. By outlining the various qualifications for and responsibilities of pastoral ministry, I hope you have gained some fresh insight on what such a ministry entails and new motivation to intercede for those who intercede for you. But a vital question remains: What will be the fruit of a congregation who consistently prays for their pastor according to biblical priorities? What might a congregation expect if they devote themselves to praying for those who are charged with caring for their souls? I will suggest seven areas of blessing that a church might expect from regular, intentional, biblically informed prayer for their pastors. Continue reading “The Fruit of a Praying Congregation”