Praying for your Pastors
30 I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf, 31 that I may be delivered from the unbelievers in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints, 32 so that by God’s will I may come to you with joy and be refreshed in your company. 33 May the God of peace be with you all.
Paul in his letters would always appeal the church leaders to pray for his ministry. This is I think the greatest partnership you would ever have as a pastor and church planter with the people you minister to.
We are called to have prayer partners. As of the time of this writing, our church has formed a prayer shield ministry to pray for the partners. It is comforting to know that every day somebody is praying for me and my family. It actually strengthens you.
To all my prayer partners, thank you for the love and prayers. It is deeply appreciated. Paul needed it so I know I will need it as much.
To all who are interested to pray for their pastors, I recommend this book by Peter Wagner, Prayer Shield How to Intercede for Pastors, Christian Leaders, and Others on the Spiritual Frontlines (Prayer Warrior)