Sunday Praying the Word

Ministerial and Church Staff and Their Families

Please Pray

...that the ministerial staff would seek counsel
and follow the example in ministry
from the Good Shepherd, the Lord Jesus Christ

...for the leadership’s protection from Satan’s attacks;
31And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon, indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. 32But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”                                 
Luke 22:31-32 them to be fruitful in labors and work.
9For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10that you may have a walk worthy of the Lord fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, to all patience and longsuffering with joy; 12giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.
Colossians 1:9-12

...that Christ will live through them and their ministries;
20I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.
Galatians 2:20

...for spiritual maturity and good reputation;
6Not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. 7Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
1 Timothy 3:6-7
9holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.
Titus 1:9

...for moral purity of the pastoral and entire church staff;
2A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; 3not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; 4one who rules his own house well, having his children in subjection with all reverence.
1 Timothy 3:2-4
6If a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination. 7For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, 8but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled.
Titus 1:5-8
28Therefore, take heed to yourselves, and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.” 
Acts 20:28 be servant-leaders, examples to the church;
1The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed. 2Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by constraint but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; 3Nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. 4And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.
1 Peter 5:1-4
7In all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, 8sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.
Titus 2:7-8 receive God’s wisdom, not their own understanding
5Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. 6In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord. 8he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
James 1:5-8 be filled with the Holy Spirit
18And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit.
                                                                                                                           Ephesians 5:18
31And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
                                                                                                                                     Acts 4:31


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