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A Guide for Praying for Pastor

HEDGING IN THE PASTOR

Ephesians 6:10-18
"Be strong in the Lord and the strength of His Might"

MEDITATE          on the Greatness of God in behalf of your Pastor:
                                Romans 8:28, 31, 37 and 1 Peter 3:12
EXPOSE                 the plans of the devil:    Ephesians 6:11-12
CLAIM                  scriptural promises for Pastors overall protection: Isaiah 54:14-17
                                Psalms 34:7, Psalms 91, Luke 10:19 and 2 Corinthians 10:3-4
PETITION             God our Father to grant Pastor a discerning Spirit:
                                2 Corinthians   11:14 and 1 John 4:1

PASTOR'S PRIVATE LIFE
"Stand, therefore, girded in truth"
Ephesians 6:14

REQUEST            that pastor's boast and glory be solely in the cross:
                              Galatians 6:14
PRAY                    for Pastors continued renewal:   Isaiah 40:27-31
                              for their holiness:   1 Peter 1:16
SEEK                    for them a clear vision of the merits of Christ: Philippians 3:7-10
                              for godly contentment:   1 Timothy 6:6
                             for the love of God to be shed abroad in their hearts:  Romans 5:5

PASTOR'S PERSONAL LIFE
"Stand . . . having put on the Breastplate of Righteousness"
Ephesians 6:14

INTERCEDE     for Pastor's spouse, children, and families:   Psalm 91:9-12 and
                            Psalms 37:25
CANCEL            in the authority of Jesus' name all assignments against them:
                            Matthew 16:19
REMOVE          by faith in the Word all obstacles to their total health & prosperity:
                            Mark 11:23 and Philippians 4:19

PASTOR'S PRAISE LIFE
"Stand . . . having shod your feet with the shoes of the gospel of peace"
                                                                                                Ephesians 6:15

ASK                    the Father to give Pastor a strong heart of Worship
                            Matthew 4:10
BIND                  the spirit of fear:  John 14:1
                            the spirit gloom:  Isaiah 6:13
                            the spirit of negativity: 2 Timothy 1:6-7
LISTEN              for any other direction to pray:  Ecclesiastes 5:1-2

PASTOR'S PRAYER LIFE
"Stand . . . above all taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one."
                                                                                                 Ephesians 6:16

QUENCH           in the Holy Spirit, darts of doubt: Mark 6:5-6
REBUKE           in the name of Christ all distractions from Pastor's devotional time:
                           Mark 5:36
LOOSEN           by God's Word, all the forces of heaven to aid in prayer:
                           Mark 1:35 (private) and Acts 1:14 (corporate)

PASTOR'S PROFESSIONAL LIFE
"Stand . . . taking on the Helmet of Salvation"
                                                                                      Ephesians 6:17

SHIELD             Pastor from the fear of men: Isaiah 11:1-3 and Proverbs 19:23
BESTOW           on them favor in the denomination: Proverbs 18:16
                           support among their peers: Proverbs 11:4 & 24:6
ENTREAT         Jesus to give Pastor an uncompromising truth:
                           Proverbs 4:20-27 and John 14:6
                           and Wisdom in leadership: James 1:5

PASTOR'S PREACHING LIFE
"Stand . . . with the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."
                                                                                          Ephesians 6:17

BLESS              Pastor with rich study time: Acts 6:4 and 2 Timothy 2:15
GRANT            Pastor a bold proclamation of Jesus: Colossians 4:3-4
                          to the opportunities: Colossians 4:3-4
ANOINT          Pastor to preach and teach:  Luke 4:18 and 1 John 2:27
                          Pastor to see results:     Act 2:37
                          Signs and wonders that Glorify God:  Mark 16:20
                          Pastor to reveal truth:  Matthew 16:17

PASTOR'S PERSEVERING LIFE
"Stand…pray at all times in the spirit, with all prayer and supplication.  To that end keep alert with all perseverance"                                              Ephesians 6:18

HONOR          them with lasting fruit: Malachi 3:11 and John 15:16
CONFESS       steadfastness over them: 1  Corinthians 15:58
                         Bold vision:   Isaiah 41:10
                         rest:  Hebrews 4 and Matthew 11:28
GIVE               thanks for Pastor's call and gifts: Colossian 1:3-5
SECURE         Pastor in courage:   Joshua 1
                         "Fight the good fight of faith"
                        1 Timothy 6:12
EXPECT         all that you have prayed . . ..
STAND           behind them girding them in prayer . . .
YIELD             to the Spirit for the other areas of prayer and intercession

In the name of our glorious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
AMEN


Ephesians 3:20

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