Our Prayer for Pastors


Based on God’s will for Pastors as expressed in II Timothy (NIV)

Father, we pray for your appointed pastors, that you would grant them grace, mercy and peace and that you would strengthen them -

  • to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in them

  • to not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord

  • as they join in suffering for the gospel, by your power

  • to keep sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus

  • as they guard with the help of the Holy Spirit the good deposit that was entrusted to them

  • as they train reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others

  • as they will serve as good soldiers of Christ Jesus

  • as they remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David

  • as they keep reminding God’s people of these essential things

  • to do their best to present themselves to God as one approved,

  • to flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace

  • to be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful

  • as they have nothing to do with people who have a form of godliness but deny its power

Father, we particularly ask you to strengthen those Pastors around the world, who

  • for living a godly life in Christ Jesus, are persecuted

  • and that they may continue in what they have learned and have become convinced of

Father, we especially pray for all Pastors, that you would strengthen them

  • to preach the Word

  • to be prepared in season and out of season

  • to correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction

  • that they will keep their heads in all situations

  • to endure hardship

  • to do the work of an evangelist

  • to discharge all the duties of their ministries.

Father, we ask you to help Pastors and help us all to fight the good fight, finish the race, keep the faith and win the crown of righteousness.

In Jesus’ Name,

Dr. JeannieComment