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Pray For Your Pastor

 

(1 Thessalonians 5:12) “Brothers, we ask you to show your appreciation for those who work among you, set an example for you in the Lord, and instruct you.”

(Hebrews 13:17) “Continue to obey your leaders and to be submissive to them, for they watch over your souls as those who will have to give a word of explanation. By doing this, you will be letting them carry out their duties joyfully, and not with grief, for that would be harmful for you.”

(Acts 19:13) “Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, ‘We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches.’”

 

 

 

The worst thing for any true believer is to be without a Pastor, or without any spiritual authority that is looking out for them. Even if it is because of their seniority and experience in life, they are valuable and something to be sought after. This way, you will learn all you can before God launches you on your own if that is what He wills. You can only become a spiritual leader once you have first learned to follow and obey in the natural. God is the one who chooses Pastors for us and gives them the specific anointing and answers to our specific problems.

In Acts 19, those who are not under authority are called “Vagabond Jews”, and they tend to go from church to church, fellowship to fellowship without really bearing any strong roots. Normally, they end up creating problems and creating doubt against the authority and the leaders of that ministry. I know you are aware of such individuals.

They might have strong arguments, and even know the Word inside out, but they lack the character of Christ. Usually, they end up being rattled by the enemy and eventually without any fellowship and back in the world. Even if they happen to be wrong, they are too proud to admit their fault and return to be restored with love to the congregation.

This is not the way God intends anyone to grow in their walk with Christ or to understand spiritual authority. If one cannot submit to a brother whom he can see and talk to, how can he submit to God whom he can barely hear or understand?

Only those who have been under leadership and learned the tough lessons of life can appreciate what it means to have a Pastor or leader making some of the hard decisions for them. These leaders watch over us and are aware of the fact that they will have to answer to God for any one of us who doesn’t grow or get challenged in their spiritual walk. They are especially concerned about those who continue to walk in their sinful ways and end up destroying their future.

Therefore pray for your leaders, your pastors, and those whom God has appointed over you in your spiritual walk. The stronger they are, the easier you make their lives, and the more they will be able to pray for you, guide you, and hear specific instructions for your life from the Holy Spirit.

 

 


If you don’t have a Pastor or someone who guides you in the Word and prayer, then you better start to pray for God to show you whom He has appointed for you.

 

 


Prayers

• Jesus, You are head of the body of the Church, The Lord who nourishes and cherishes the Church, the Lion of the tribe of Judah.
• Thank You, Father, that You have appointed leaders and pastors over us that can guide and instruct us in Your ways.
• Thank You that by submitting to those You have chosen we learn how to grow in spiritual authority as well.
• Forgive us for not completely surrendering to those You have placed over us.
• Forgive us for wanting to become “vagabond Jews” that think we know all things and can do all things on our own.
• Keep us far away from those who will create a heart of rebellion against our leaders.
• We pray for more anointing for our leaders right now. May they continue to grow in your knowledge, in strength, and in the wisdom that comes from above.
• Let our submission allow them to carry out their duties joyfully, and not with grief so that we do not be harmed.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen

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