Father, we thank you for our church leaders who work to serve our flock. We know that the enemy attacks our leaders because he knows that if the shepard falls, all his sheep will scatter. (Matthew 26:31) May we be humble and submit to the authority of our leaders so that their work will be fulfilling and not draining. (Hebrews 13:17). Let us build them up with prayer, encouraging words, and in service. Through the guiding of your Holy Spirit, give our pastors and leaders the ability to preach the Word and a desire to rebuke, correct, and encourage the congregation in love and patience. (2 Timothy 4:2) What a privilege and honor it is to share the gospel! We pray that our church leaders be strengthened and encouraged to boldly and courageously speak the truth so that others may be saved, rescued, and healed. Our hope is that our church leaders will see what a huge gift and responsibility they have been given. Fill us all, as a congregation, with knowledge, understanding and patience, always bearing fruit in everything we do for your glory. (Colossians 1:9-10) Help us grow in character and love as a congregation through the leading of the Holy Spirit, united as one. Meet all of the needs of our servant leaders. Be their provider and protector; sustain and keep them in your loving care. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven now and forever. Amen!
Published on Sunday, August 4, 2019 @ 6:53 AM CDT