Father, I thank You
that our pastors are faithful,
and that You preserve them.
That they abound with blessings,
and do not grow weary in well doing.
That You who began a good work in them will perfect it.
They are Your workmanship created in Christ Jesus,
and equipped in every good thing to do Your will.
Work in them that which is well-pleasing in Your sight.
Let all grace abound toward them, having sufficiency in all things,
and an abundance for every good work.
Because they have sowed bountifully, they will reap bountifully,
and whether they plant or water, Father, You give the increase.
I pray that they continually triumph in Christ,
diffusing the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
That all blessings come upon them and overtake them,
because they obey the voice of their God.
Instruct them and teach them in the way they should go;
reveal the deeper things of God to them by Your Spirit.
Let them be vessels of honor, sanctified and useful for the Master,
prepared for every good work.
Shepherding the flock willingly, eagerly, and being an example to them.
Their speech and preaching is in demonstration of the Spirit and power.
And they are instant in season and out of season to preach the Word.
Every place the soles of their feet tread upon has been given to them.
They are strong and of good courage for You, Lord, go with them.
They wait on You, and You strengthen them in their heart.
Help them set in order things that are lacking,
and appoint elders in every city.
I tear down the strongholds over the pulpit.
I lift up our pastors and cover them
with the blood of Jesus.
Sickness and disease shall in no way come near them,
for they are redeemed from the curse of the law.
I say that no weapon formed against them will prosper,
and every tongue rising against them shall be shown to be in the wrong.
Father, let the gifts and anointings on their lives come forth.
Birth the things that You have spoken to them in their hearts,
as they continually give themselves to prayer
and the ministry of the Word.
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