Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Shield Your Pastor with Prayer

Ways to Promote Prayer for Pastors

1. Choose one pastor and church (in addition to your own) to pray for during the Sunday morning service each week.
2. Put a picture of your pastor(s) in your church prayer room to remind people to pray.
3. Distribute copies of your pastor’s preaching text to adult Sunday school classes so they can pray for the Word to go forth with power and authority before he preaches.
4. Involve your church cell groups in praying for the pastor(s). Create a prayer portfolio about the pastor, including his vision for the church, any expressed needs, his schedule, and his sermon texts for the next few weeks. Rotate the portfolio from group to group so that, at any given time, one group is lifting him up to the Lord.
5. Ask church members to write prayers based on Scriptures and mail them to the pastor as an encouragement.
6. Open the sanctuary an hour before services and invite people to come to pray specifically for the pastor....

(Please click here to finish reading, print, or email this article from Pray!'s online archives, November/December 2004)

* Type keywords in the "Search This Blog" box above
* Coaching? Teaching? Preaching? on prayer - Contact Phil@nppn.org
* Pastor Phil's ministry schedule: http://nppn.org/Schedule.htm
* Join the Church Prayer Leaders Network @ http://www.PrayerLeader.com

No comments: