Friday, January 20, 2006

Pray for your leaders

I stopped over at Foolishblog this morning. And Eric Zeller was encouraging us to pray for our leaders. I won't quote the whole post, but I do want to show you his specific ideas on things we can pray for them. It is an excellent idea, that actually made me stop reading blogs for a bit and give my own pastor some prayer. You pastors and leadership get attacked from more angles than you can possibly imagine. From their home, to their job, to their choice of who sings what and when, and worst of all the way they preach. Pray for them.

Some specific ideas:
Pray that you would submit to your leaders and be a joy to them as they keep watch over your soul ( Heb. 13:17-18).
Pray Rom. 15:5-7 and Phil. 2:1-8 for your leaders.
Pray though 1 Tim. 3 and Titus 1 and pray that give your leaders the grace to remain qualified for the offices they hold.
Pray 1 Peter 5:1-4.
Pray that they would “put on the whole armor of God, that (they) may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” ( Eph. 6:11-20).
Pray that they would lead the church in its mission of making disciples ( Mat. 28:18-20).

Have you prayed for your leaders today? Maybe the best use of the next five minutes would be to stop reading blogs, and to start praying.

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