Please don’t ever overlook the importance of praying for your pastor(s). One of the ways that you can encourage your pastor is to ask, “How can I pray for you?” But even though you might not have personal or specific requests that your pastor has given you, you can always pray for your pastor(s) in some solidly biblical ways. J.D. Greear shares four suggestions:
1. Pray that we will make God’s Word fully known.
Colossians 1:25, “I became a minister [of the church] according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known.”
2. Pray that we will reprove, rebuke and exhort people with great patience.
2 Timothy 4:2, “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.”
3. Pray for sound doctrine.
Titus 1:9, “Hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.”
4. Pray that we will openly and unapologetically share the truth.
2 Corinthians 4:2 “By setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.”
Read more of his comments at Four Ways You Should Pray for Your Pastor.