Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Praying for your Pastor...and His Wife

Yesterday, Justin Taylor wrote on the subject of praying for your pastor and quoted from Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome by Kent and Barbara Hughes:

"Every pastor knows that the strength of the ministry rests on prayer, and that it is those faithful souls who pray regularly for him and the church who bring God's special blessing upon the ministry. This fact invites a marvellous "what if" scenario. What if not just a few but the entire leadership and congregation prayed in detail every day for the pastor and their church? What would happen to his heart, to his preaching, to worship, to evangelism, to missions? Can there be any doubt that the minister and his people would know greater enablement than ever before in their lives?"

The rest of the quote gives practical suggestions about what to pray for your pastor, and you can read it in full here.

Revive Our Hearts website also provides two helpful resources to enable us to pray "in detail every day": 31 Days of Praying for your Pastor and 31 Days of Praying for your Pastor's Wife.

Let's resolve to faithfully pray for our pastors and, as the women of the church, let us undertake to pray for their wives and children as well.

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