Here is another prayer guide that I have written for personal and congregational use. This prayer guide from the Lord’s Prayer is built for teaching how to pray for Elders and Pastors in your church. I know pastors are asked how they members can pray for them and members desire to pray for their pastors but often aren’t sure how. I hope this guide will encourage all to pray for their pastors and for pastors to know how their congregations are praying for them.
Prayer Guide For Pastors And Elders
OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN
-Pray your elders will rest and depend on God as their Father.
-Pray your elders would always remember and believe that The Lord loves them.
-Pray your elders will lead the church to rest in knowing God as our Father in all their pastoring and preaching.
-Pray your elders will consistently remind the church that The Lord loves them.
-Pray the elders will remember that God their Father is in Heaven lovingly ruling and caring for them.
-Pray the elders will lead the church through their pastoral care and preaching to see God our Father in Heaven lovingly ruling and caring for the church.
HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME
-Pray that Gods name will be hallowed in the private and public lives of your elders.
-Pray that your elders desires will be for God’s name to be hallowed as they lead the church and in their preaching and pastoral care.
YOUR KINGDOM COME
-Pray that Gods kingdom would reign and rule over the elders hearts.
-Pray that the elders would continue to remember that God’s kingdom is what is to reign and rule the hearts of their people.
YOUR WILL BE DONE
-Pray that Gods will would be done in your elders lives and in their service to this church.
-Pray the elders would lovingly lead the church to trust in God’s will.
OUR DAILY BREAD
-Pray that God would provide for your elders needs, both physically and spiritually.
-Pray the elders would lead the church in meeting the needs of the church's members and the poor and needy in your city.
FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS AS FORGIVE OUR DEBTORS
-Pray your elders would maintain repentant hearts and be alert to their sin and weaknesses.
-Pray the elders would never stray from leading the church to find forgiveness of sin only from God through Jesus Christ.
-Pray your elders would be forgiving of those who would be critical of them as Jesus has forgiven them.
-Pray your elders would lead the church to be quick to forgive others as much as they have been forgiven by God through Jesus Christ.
LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION AND DELIVER US FROM EVIL
-Pray that God wouldn't let your elders succumb to temptation and that He would deliver them when they are tempted.
-Pray the elders preaching and pastoring would be filled with grace, hope, love while also calling the church to holiness.
-Pray that the elders would lead the church to find God’s help in the midst of temptation and to seek help from the Lord alone for deliverance from sins power.
KINGDOM, POWER AND GLORY FOREVER
-Pray that God’s kingdom power and glory would forever be known and manifested in your elders lives.
-Pray that the elders would always desire for God’s kingdom to advance and not their own ministries, that Gods power would remain over them and that God would receive glory in their ministries forever.