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SCRIPTURAL PRAYERS FOR PASTORS



1. Pray for Results
a. Open doors (2 Corinthians 2:12)
b. Fruit that will last (John 15:16)
c. Laborers for the harvest (Matthew 9:37)

2. Pray for Their Teaching/Preaching
a. For message to spread and be honored(2 Thessalonians 3:1)
b. For clear teaching and presentations (Colossians 4:4)
c. For divine wisdom and knowledge (Colossians 2:3)

3. Pray for Their Ministries
a. That they will be well-received (Romans 15:31)
b. For boldness (Ephesians 6:20)
c. For deliverance from frustrating circumstances (2 Corinthians 1:10-11)
d. Fruitfulness (John 15:16)

4. Pray for Their Personal Lives
a. Moral purity (1 Timothy 4:12)
b. Men/women after God's heart (Acts 13:22)
c. Men/women of the Word (Psalm 119:11)
d. Deepening prayer life (Psalm 63:1)
e. Filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 3:16-19)

5. Pray for Family Relationships
a. Marriages that honor and reflect Christ (Ephesians 5:22-33)
b. Harmonious family life (1 Peter 3:8-9)
c. Children a source of joy and blessing (Psalm 127:3,5)

6. Pray for Their Spiritual Lives
a. Devoted to prayer and ministry of the Word (Acts 6:4)
b. Intercede for people (1 Samuel 12:23)
c. Equip the saints (Ephesians 4:11-12)
d. Protection from the evil one (2 Thessalonians 3:3)

7. Pray for Their Physical Needs
a. Health (3 John 2)
b. Material needs (Philippians 4:19)
c. Protection (Psalm 91:11-12)
d. Binding of Satan (Matthew 18:18)


Reference

Corbin, Linda. Seven Ways to Pray for Spiritual Leaders:Joining the Battle to Win the World. Camp Hill, PA: Christian Publications, 1995.


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