Gracious and all-knowing God, I thank you that you give wisdom generously to all who ask. I ask you today, Faithful God, to bestow upon my pastor __________ the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, that he may have a wise and discerning heart, able to know good from evil and walk in the way that leads to life. (1 Kings 3:12, Eph. 1:17)
May ___________’s love abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that he may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God. (Phil 1:9-11)
I pray you will preserve sound judgment in his heart, O Lord, as he leads his flock, of which the Holy Spirit has made him overseer. (Acts 20:28) May you impart your love in his heart for all people, and bless him with the ability to draw out the motives of mens’ hearts. (Prov. 20:5)
May ________ be found as one who correctly handles the Word of truth. As the giver of all insight, may you, Lord, be his closest confident. (2 Tim 2:7) I rebuke all distractions from his devotional time, that he may drink deep of your truth and Word of life. Raise up supporters and encouragers for your servant, Lord, that he may be enabled to give his attention to prayer and the ministry of the Word. (Acts 6:4)
Impart within _________ a humble heart, for with humility comes wisdom. (Prov. 11:2) Thank you for all that he will teach me, because of what you have shown him. Open my heart to receive your wisdom through my pastor, and bless all the work of his hands, to your glory, forever and ever. Amen.
Join me as we review prayers for PASTORS this week. Print it out, pass it along – what an honor to pray the Word of God over those he appoints to lead the way.