Good Monday morning! I missed some sleep last night due to the very recent headlines of one of the nations leading Pastors. My thoughts & prayers are with him and with all Pastors as the pressures of ministry and warfare escalate.
Believe me when I tell you: All ministers are lined up in the enemy's crosshairs. At any moment the trigger may be pulled and the carefully laid plans for destruction begins. It's of the utmost urgency that you pray for yourPastors.
Pray that your pastor will love God with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength. That God’s Spirit will continually be at work in his heart. That he'll value and follow Biblical priorities.
"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,
and all these things will be added to you.
Matthew 6:33 (ESV)
Pray that your pastor will cultivate Godly character. Pray that his testimony will be genuine and that he will never do anything that he would need to hide from others.
"The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be
filled with love that comes from
a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith."
1 Timothy 1:5 (NLT)
Pray for his personal walk with God. That his time with God is a priority above sermon prep. That his soul and spirit will be nourished and strengthened through a deep passion for the Word of God.
"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,