How to Hedge in Your Pastor

“Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has?” Job 1:10

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We call them left tackles. Yeah, there’s a reason they get paid so much in the big leagues. The quarterback – he matters.

Everyone knows you don’t win many games when you only play defense. The offense needs a leader, and that leader needs a guard. Without protection, he finds himself surrounded quickly by the opposing team – alone.

Pastors need a left tackle team today.

To hedge him or her in. To build a stone wall of prayer that no arrow can befall. To stand together, encircling those who lead the way. It’s no small offering – this commitment. It’s kingdom work here. For those who believe beyond what they see – this is the call.

 What if we each….each of us…chose one prayer and whispered it daily for someone – someone leading the ranks.

I insert a name, God, every name that you bring to mind – the brothers, the sisters you look upon with honor and joy.

NOTE: I used both he/she pronouns at first, but it distracted from the reading of the prayer itself. I honor women who serve; please feel free to insert names/pronouns to personalize. I encourage anyone to copy and paste into Word, print and keep handy.

For Their Protection:

Faithful God, I come to you today for your servant, my brother, ____________. I thank you that your angels encamp around him, for he fears you. (Ps. 34:7)

By the authority of Jesus Christ and in His name, I stand against the wiles of Satan (Eph 6:11) and come against all assignments against _________. May you, O Lord, remove all obstacles to his total health and prosperity. I pray against any mountain of doubt or illness or fatigue, thanking you that he can do all things through Christ who gives him strength. (Mark 11:23, Phil. 4:13) I bind all spirits of fear, gloom and negativity which will come against ___________; let not his heart be troubled.

Thank you that ________ has the mind of Christ today. (1Cor. 2:16) For you did not give a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind. (John 14:1, 2 Tim. 1:6-7) By your authority, I command all lies from his mind. I pray he will not be tormented today by impure, evil, negative or sinful thoughts. I rebuke confusion and ask for divine clarity in vision and in purpose. Transform him by the renewing of his mind so he may know your perfect will. (Rom. 12:2)

Bestow upon ____________ a spirit of praise, instead of a spirit of despair, Gracious God. (Isaiah 61:3) Fill him with joy in your presence! (Ps. 16:11)

I pray that _____ will hold tight to the shield of faith, with which he can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. (Eph. 6:16) Shield him from the fear of men, O God, and bestow upon him your Spirit of the fear of the Lord, which leads to life. (Isaiah 11:1-3, Prov. 19:23)

I claim your promises over your servant, God – that no weapon formed against him will prosper (Isaiah 54:17) – this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord; Surely, you will save your servant from the fowler’s snare and from deadly pestilence; __________ will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrows that fly by day; you will protect ____________, for he acknowledges your Name. (Ps. 91)

Set _________’s heart on your decrees, O God, and protect him from evil and temptation. You have given ________ authority to overcome all the power of the enemy. (Luke 10:19) May ________ demolish strongholds in the divine power of the weapons of warfare, even faith and prayer and your Word. (2 Cor. 10:4)

Protect _________ today, Faithful God, to your glory and for your NAME.

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This is a series on PRAYER in which we begin a mini-series on Pastoral Coverage. . May prayer warriors arise. See various prayers below as they are added….

Prayer for Wisdom

Spirit of Repentance

Perseverance

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