Henry Martyn, who later became a missionary India, wrote in his journal one Sunday evening about what he had heard in the message earlier that day. He was speaking of Charles Simeon, a minister who preached in the same church for fifty-four years. “Mr. Simeon, in his excellent sermon tonight, observed that it was easier for a minister to preach and study five hours than to pray for his people for one half hour.”
Many pastors can relate to this quote personally. One of the greatest ways to support your pastor is to pray for him and to encourage him, despite his many other duties, to spend extended times in prayer, interceding for His people and asking God to empower the preaching of His Word.