Lord, keep my pastor in the fear of God. Let my pastor not fear people (Proverbs 19:23). Give ______ boldness to confront sin and church controllers. Honor my pastor’s stand for You. Come to my pastor’s rescue. I claim Psalm 35 for my shepherd.
Lord, as You have promised, grant my beloved shepherd lasting fruit (Malachi 3:11, John 15:16). Let my pastor’s converts become disciples who in turn disciple. Bless my pastor with disciples who grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Lord, by Your Holy Spirit, anoint ________ to preach, and bring apostolic results (Acts 2:37). As my pastor speaks the Word, let signs and wonders follow, confirming it (Mark 16:20). Let the sick be healed; let the oppressed be set free. Anoint _____ with the truth (Matthew 16:17). Let people be cut to the heart and accept Jesus Christ.
As ______ preaches, let him proclaim Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:28). Let my pastor’s preaching be in the energy of the Holy Spirit.
Bless my pastor with rich study time (Acts 6:4, 2 Timothy 2:15).
I stand against the enemies of my pastor’s prayer life: “busyness” (Acts 6:2-4), compulsions, compromise (Acts 5), unnecessary phone calls, chronic counselees, fatigue, sleepiness (Matthew 36:41), appetites, television, late meetings, over-commitments, and doubt. Let nothing hinder ________’s time with You. Let my pastor rise up to seek You (Mark 1:35), pray with other pastors (Acts 1:14), and pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Give my pastor the time, the desire, and the place to pray (Acts 16:16). I rebuke in the name of Jesus any distractions from my pastor’s devotional life.
With my shield of faith we cover our shepherd’s mind to quench all flaming darts of doubt or vain imagination or mental distractions (Ephesians 6:16, Colossians 2:6-8) Let the mind of Christ be strong in my pastor (1 Corinthians 2:16)