|Uniting in Prayer
for Your Pastor and Your
The following introduction and prayers come from part of the prayer
United Methodist Church. These materials were printed in book
form and distributed throughout the congregation. You are welcome
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|Uniting in Prayer for
Our Pastor and Our
Jesus. . . gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you
meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after
day, right up to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 (The Message)
Jesus is portrayed in the Word as being positioned as the great Warrior-King leading us in advancing His Kingdom.
In His Great Commission to the Church, Jesus gave us military orders. Go!
A growing and prospering church is one that is going forward - advancing God’s Kingdom. Every step taken in
Kingdom advancing is stepping into new territory that has yet to be conquered. This is the enemy’s territory, and he
will do everything he can to stop us. The church is in a major battle!
That’s bad news.
But the good news is, we fight not for victory but from victory. Through the power of Jesus’ victory on the cross your
church possesses everything necessary to win every spiritual battle! We fight not against the enemy, for he
deserves no attention. Rather, we fight by praying for the goodness of God to come down so we may truly overcome
evil with good.
The following prayers are designed to be prayed by members of a congregation daily, Monday through Saturday.
These prayers contain an aggressive battle strategy:
Your Weapon - The Sword
Each day’s prayers have been written by personalizing scripture, for His words command us to take the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God and pray. (Ephesians 6:17-18) For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than
any double-edged sword. (Hebrews 4:12) And the promise is this: If you remain in me and my words remain in you,
ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. (John 15:7)
Your Weapon - Unity
As a congregation, you join together with the same prayers calling on the power of unity. The limits of unity are
infinite, the boundaries of a unified Body are unchartered, for the Word promises with unity nothing we plan to do will
be impossible for us. (Genesis 11:6) We also pray with the assurance that one man chases a thousand, two puts ten
thousand to flight. (Deuteronomy 32:30) God’s math is multiplication, and this Word tells us if we can get just seven
people praying in earthly agreement, we will have power to drive out over one billion demonic forces!
Your Battlefield Strategy - Cover for our Leader Foremost
In the spiritual realm, your pastor is standing on a battlefield of an advancing army, taking his position right behind
Christ. Your church body falls in line behind your pastor. As a body, you are unable to advance God’s Kingdom
beyond the position of your leader. If your pastor advances, the church advances. Likewise, if your pastor is pushed
back, the church is pushed back. This is why it is so critical that your pastor is covered in prayer, and why the
majority of prayers cover your pastor and his ministry.
The following contains prayers to be prayed daily, Monday through Saturday. The weekday format is as follows:
- Entering your prayer time in thanksgiving and praise.
- A time of Selah. Selah is a Hebrew word from the Psalms, meaning pause or silence. The Selah of your
prayer is a time to fix your eyes on the Lord; then asking Him if He has anything specific He desires you
to cover in prayer this day.
- Praying for yourself, as it is His desire that each of us would grow in Him.
- Praying for your church.
- Praying for and blessing your pastor.
Saturday’s prayer lifts up your Sunday services, praying for the people, the worship leaders, the pastor’s message,
and the results anticipated.
Join together with members of your congregation in thanksgiving, praise, and prayer, with confidence that the Lord
will use you to fulfill your part of His Great Commission!
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