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Many do not understand it, but the burden of leadership is always a heavy one. Therefore, there is no greater gift that any parishioner can give their pastor than the gift of prayer. If you have wondered how to pray for your pastor let us share with you a few ideas.
Pray that he will:
Put God First
36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the great and foremost commandment.
– Matthew 22:36-38
Your pastor is just like you. He has a plethora of things that push against his priorities every single day. He will be tempted to give into many of those competing agendas.
Pray specifically that your pastor will nurture his relationship with his Heavenly Father. That it will be a relationship filled with intimacy and consistency. That he will work to know the heart of God and he will strive to be transparent in the presence of God. Seeking to confess and repent of his sins and seeking wise counsel to be a better man. Continue reading
Have you ever watched a preacher on TV, and he closes the broadcast with a prayer that you are invited to pray with him?
That prayer usually says something similar to a prayer you may have heard a local Pastor or Sunday school teacher offer. It’s usually referred to as The Sinner’s Prayer. Continue reading
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office, and served as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952. President Harry S. Truman later called her the “First Lady of the World” in tribute to her human rights achievements. Continue reading
There are a pair of verses in the bible that I think should make us as Christians very humble and very thankful people.
James 1:17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
Romans 8:28 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Spring would be my favorite time of year if it wasn’t for allergies. It’s beautiful and alive. It seems the world has awoken from sleep. It reminds us that new life is all around us.
Other than the watery eyes and sneezing, its perfect.
While I adjust my allergy medicine and get my lawn mower ready, most other people are excited about the chance to get out and enjoy all that the spring season brings. Continue reading