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prayer for pastors

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This page features three prayers to pray for your pastor, with an uplifting prayer for his renewal and ministry, a prayer to cover your pastor in God's protection and safety, and a short prayer for before the worship service for his leading and preaching. There are also some inspiring scripture quotes about the role of a pastor in church life.

Prayer for Pastors

Dear God,

Thank you for our pastor, for the shepherd he is to all he meets, gently guiding them and caring for them.
Thank you for his wisdom, for the words of truth that he reveals from the bible.
Thank you for his faith, for the exuberance of his praise and the passion in his prayers.

Lord we pray for this man of God. Please come and be his shepherd now. Protect him, guard his mind and minister to his heart.
Come be his anchor. May he know that his feet rest secure on your foundations.
Come fill his vision. Please lift his eyes to see the beauty of your kingdom.
Come renew his hope. We ask that you would fill the sails of his heart with your goodness and eternal truth.

In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

An inspiring quote to give to your pastor

bible quote about the plans of God with trees and road in background

Prayer to cover your pastor

(a short prayer of protection)

We pray for our pastor that he may dwell under the rainbow of your promises. Lord, may he always find shelter in your word and stillness in your waters of peace. May his heart soar with faith on wings like eagles, may he run and not be weary, may he walk and not feel faint.

Thank you that your mighty hand of protection is upon him now. Come bless him abundantly with your love and kindness.


Prayer for a pastor before a service
(a short prayer for before the pastor leads the meeting & preaches)

We thank you for this wonderful man of God,
Come and bless him as he leads us in worship today.
Anoint his words with authority and grace that he might reveal more of your truth, love and legacy to all who hear.


prayer for protection

an inspiring short film inviting the Lord to protect and guard the believer's life:-

"may he always find shelter in your word"

scripture quotes for pastors

"Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding."

(Jeremiah 3:15, NIV)

Some of us have been given special ability as apostles; to others he has given the gift of being able to preach well; some have special ability in winning people to Christ, helping them to trust him as their Savior; still others have a gift for caring for God’s people as a shepherd does his sheep, leading and teaching them in the ways of God.

(Ephesians 4:11-12, TLB)

"I appeal to you to be shepherds of the flock that God gave you and to take care of it willingly, as God wants you to, and not unwillingly. Do your work, not for mere pay, but from a real desire to serve."

(1 Peter 5:1b-2, GNT)