This week we’re looking at practical tips to pray. Using our mnemonic, Sunday is praying for Salvation. Monday is praying for Missionaries. Tuesday is praying for Tasks. Wednesday is praying for Workers.
And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
God’s Word commands us to support our pastors! Satan wants to bring ruin to the church, and every televangelist and pastor scandal is another feather in his cap. Satan wants nothing more than to remind your unbelieving friends that the church is a bunch of hypocrites. Pray for God’s protection of your pastor!
5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
While you’re praying for your pastor, remember that God holds them to a higher standard!
My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.
And it’s profitable for you!
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
So on Wednesdays, pray for your pastors, deacons, elders, ministry leaders – everyone that is leading a ministry – Satan wants to take them down! And while you’re at it – pray for some of the nearby pastors as well. They may not be ministering to you, but if Satan can’t take down your pastor, he still wants a victory in your area.