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Pointers to Praying For Our Pastor

Because a pastor is the Man of God to feed and care for God’s sheep, it is imperative that we recognize the character qualities and gifts God provides for His shepherds.  As you pray, these could be used as reminders to pray with thanksgiving for “who” your pastor is by God’s creation and prayer for what he is to do as God’s minister to those Christ-followers under His charge.

Here are some verses that remind us of the “high calling of God in Christ Jesus”. Thank God for these gifts and practices that are very evident in Dr. Matt Brooks.  God has created him and equipped him to be the Servant of the Almighty “for a time such as this”.

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Deuteronomy 6:5.

Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—the Most High, who is your refuge—no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. Psalm 91:9–10.

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.  2 Timothy 2:15.

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness,and to walk humbly with your God?  Micah 6:8.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 1:5.

Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you;not for shameful gain, but eagerly1 Peter 5:2. 

God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.  He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.  Col.1:27-28.

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.  Ephesians 5:15–16.

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.  Colossians 2:6–7.

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward.  Colossians 3:23–24.

Do not neglect the gift, which is in you, (that special inward endowment) which was directly imparted to you (by the Holy Spirit) by prophetic utterance when the elders laid their hands upon you (at your ordination). Practice and cultivate and meditate upon these duties; throw yourself wholly into them (as your ministry), so that your progress may be evident to everybody. Look well to yourself (to your own personality) and to (your) teaching; persevere in these things (hold to them), for by so doing you will save both yourself and those who hear you.  1 Timothy 4:14-16Amplified Bible, Classic Edition.