Monday’s Ministry Encouragement: Written to encourage you, my friend in ministry, to be refreshed and renewed as we live for Christ and look toward the Bema.
Varied and numerous are the prayer requests pastors have received from church members, family, total strangers, visitors, etc. Indeed, it is a privilege to take the cares and burdens of others before the Throne of Grace (Hebrews 4:16).
Seldom spoken and heard are the words, “Pastor, how can I pray for you this week?”
You are probably thinking at this moment that this post is about imploring church members to make such an inquiry of their pastor(s). That is needed, but, pastor, may I encourage you to call another pastor or two this week and have prayer with them? Better yet, how about meeting another pastor for coffee and prayer?
Pastors need a friend.
Pastors need prayer.
Pastors need a friend in prayer.
Paul prayed for Timothy: I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy (2 Timothy 1:3-4).
Pastor, you can pray effectively for another pastor because you understand. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2).
Pastor, will you pray for Pastor _________?