Encouragement is needed for all believers, but as a part of our prayer emphasis for ReVision Florida, the specific prayer focus here is for the shepherds of local fellowships.
Prayer Point 4: Encouragement for Pastors
Problem: Four pastors a day leave the ministry.
Symptoms: Discouragement, lack of support from the church and fellow pastors.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:11(ESV)
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
- Psalms 86:7(ESV)
In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me.
- Acts 11:23(ESV)
When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose,
- 1 Thessalonians 5:14(ESV)
And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.
- Romans 15:5(ESV)
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,
- Galatians 6:2(ESV)
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
- 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17(ESV)
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.
Our Prayer: May the God of comfort encourage every pastor. May God raise up an Aaron and Hur around every brother. May every pastor’s wife be lifted, strengthened and blessed. May God encourage the families of our pastors. May the pastoral staff and families be encouraged.