40 Prayer Points For Pastors Going Astray
Ephesians 1:16-17 “Do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.”
Pastoral ministry is a dangerous ministry which requires steadfastness in the word and strength in the Holy Spirit coupled with being empowered to do great exploits for oneself and the congregation God had committed into one’s hand. It can’t be taken with levity but with all seriousness and boldness to pull down the kingdom of darkness and lead souls to the kingdom of our heavenly father, God. Pastors like Shepherd oversee the congregation to nourish and nurture them in the sound doctrine of God. Just like Jesus preached and guided his disciples including praying for them not to be lost to the world, pastors also play an important role in ensuring the congregation are well grounded in the scriptures, guide them to live a life of righteousness and purity before God, pray for them always, help to strengthen God’s believers and share in some of the burdens of His church. Pastors are needed in organizing the work of God and ensure the gospel is being spread accordingly.
As believers in God’s kingdom who are heavenly bounded, we should always have it at the back of our mind that Pastors are also human and just as Apostle Paul admonished the church to pray for them, we are meant to always be committing our pastors into God’s hands so that in all things, they are also upright and living in righteousness and purity of heart. Interceding for our pastors must be done continually. We should always pray for them to resist and overcome all temptations and trials that will come their way. Pastors face many challenges everyday which they can burden the congregation with because they are meant to always strengthen the church. Praying for them helps strengthen their faith in God, prevent them from going astray and help them to grow deeper in the revelation of the word. Praying for pastors from going astray helps them to always desire the presence and the guidance of God in their ways. This article contained 40 prayer points believers can use to pray for their pastors in their various denominations from going astray and God will surely keep his laborers from falling into the ditch and keep their lives void of sins. Amen.
40 Prayer Points For Pastors Going Astray
- God, we acknowledge your saving grace in the lives of our pastors, be thou glorified in Jesus’ name.
- Father, we commit our pastors into your hand, keep watch over their lives in Jesus’ name.
- Father, strengthen our pastors and be their burden bearers in any areas they are looking up to you for sustenance in Jesus’ name.
- Father, cleanse and purify our pastors from every hidden sin and make them work in your righteousness in Jesus’ name.
- Lord, order their steps everywhere they go and be their shield against all workings of the darkness in Jesus’ name.
- Father, we lift them unto your care, make them victorious over all temptations faced daily in the name of Jesus.
- Lord, give our pastors the grace to live a life of purpose and fulfill all their heart desires in Jesus’ name.
- Lord, increase your grace and anointing in the life of our pastors to serve you in Jesus’ name.
- Lord, I cast and bind any territorial powers and evil spirits that want to bring down the glory of the pastors in Jesus’ name.
- Lord, help our pastor to be sensitive to your leading and guidance in Jesus’ name.
- Father, give our pastors a heart of flesh to heed to correction of the Holy Spirit in Jesus’ name.
- Father, take away every rebellious spirit from the life of our pastors and make them repetitive to Holy Spirit admonition in Jesus’ name.
- Oh Lord, fill the heart of our pastors with God’s love and take them deeper in the revelation of your word in Jesus’ name.
- Father, protect our pastors from the schemes of Satan that want to lead them astray and lost in Jesus’ name.
- Lord, direct the heart of our pastors and keep them fighting for the faith and for the church in Jesus’ name.
- Father, problems and trials that will lead to pastors going astray or seeking solutions in forbidden places will not fall on them in Jesus’ name.
- Father, protect and restore our pastors against fleshy and sinful hearts in the name of Jesus.
- Father, the grace for our pastors to be guided against the lies of sins, committed it to them in Jesus’ name, let them fear you properly in Jesus’ name.
- Oh Lord, circumcise the heart of our pastors, make their conscience tender, fresh and j=keep them close to your word in Jesus’ name.
- Father, impart our pastors with spiritual gifts to strengthen their faith and encourage them when the chips are down in Jesus’ name.
- Lord, keep our pastors from all evils and help them to keep pressing forward even when the ways are crooked in Jesus’ name.
- Lord, let your grace be sufficient for our pastors in all ramifications and satisfy them early with your mercy to prevent them from going astray in Jesus’ name.
- Holy Spirit, grant unto our pastors the grace to flee from all appearance of evils and wisdom to navigate the challenges of the ministry.
- Lord, give unto our pastors’ discernment of the spirit to know good from evil and help them to apply the word to all confusing situations around them in Jesus’ name.
- Father, give our pastors healthy bodies, strengthen them spiritually to keep serving you faithfully in Jesus’ name.
- Father, bless our pastors with a godly family and give them wisdom to guide their family in the way of the Lord in Jesus’ name.
- Father, surround our pastors with meaningful and purposeful friends and acquaintances that will uphold them in the faith and ministry committed into their hands in Jesus’ name.
- Father, contend with all evil forces of darkness contending with our pastors’, their plans to make our pastors go astray will be eliminated in Jesus’ name.
- Oh LORD, grant our pastors the grace to work and walk for you without falling into the traps of the enemies that will make them go astray in Jesus’ name.
- Father, remove all affliction troubling our pastors in any area of their lives and cleanse them by the blood of Jesus in the name of Jesus.
- Every difficulty they are encountering that want to take them away from the presence of God, catch fire and burn to ashes in Jesus’ name.
- Father, cast not our pastors away from your presence and take not the holy spirit from them, restore their joy of salvation in Jesus’ name.
- Oh Lord, let the power to break forth from all limitations be bestow upon our pastors in the mighty name of Jesus.
- Oh LORD, every evil manifestation that is seeking to destroy our pastors be rendered useless in Jesus’ name.
- Father, take away every familiar spirit trying to seek expression in the lives of our pastors and take the place of true ministry God has given them in Jesus’ name.
- Father, provide for the daily needs of our pastors, poverty and lack will not take them away from the ministry of God in Jesus’ name.
- Father, remove every stagnancy, delay and reproaches that is holding our pastors bound, set them free today in Jesus’ name.
- Oh Lord, uplift them to break forth continually from all devil’s plans and strategies concerning their lives and ministry in Jesus’ name.
- Father, guide our pastors to never look back after putting their hands in the plough in Jesus’ name, keep them closer to you always.
- Thank you, God, for answered prayers, we will always have cause to celebrate our pastors’ victories in steadfastness of keeping the faith in Jesus’ name.