Monday, December 7, 2009

Growing Up Mondays- Pray For Your Pastor



You know how much opposition that you receive yourself... from the world, the flesh, and the devil... and be assured, your pastor receives much more than you. Pray for him every day, and ask God to shower your pastor with an abundance of love, hope, joy, faith, peace, power, wisdom, and courage. Pray for your spiritual leader's maturity and growth in the faith. While you pray, be mindful of this wise advice from the German writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: "If you treat a person as he is, he will stay as he is; but if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be, he will become what he ought to be, and could be." As Paul wrote, "Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly, and be glorified, just as it is with you, and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith." (2 Thes 3:1-2)

4 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

You are an inspiration for us all. AND I'm happy to hear your sister is out of ICU.

Saleslady371 said...

At 35, my pastor is young and insecure about a lot of things. He shares so many of his struggles in this. He is so anointed! I like praying for him with your post.

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

LOVE THIS Denise.

Thanks for playing along friend.

xoxo

Karen said...

Amen...our pastors need our prayers....