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How to Pray for Your Pastor
by Tom Goodman
November 11, 2015

"Join with me in fervent prayers to God on my behalf," Paul wrote in Romans 15:30.  The apostle said you can partner with a pastor by your prayers, and he often asked for that help.

In that fine tradition, how can you pray for me?  Here are a few suggestions from a list Pastor Ligon Duncan shared in a blog post.  Duncan said to pray...

  • That I would know, embrace, and ever more deeply understand the Gospel and be shaped by it in life and ministry.
  • That I would be useful servant of the Lord; that I would know and love God's word, God's people, and God's kingdom; that I would be used to build it up and so that it prevails even against Hell's gates.
  • That I would study, practice, and teach the Word of the Lord, by the grace of the Holy Spirit.
  • That I would love to pray, would love to commune with God.
  • That I would be ever dependent upon and filled with the Spirit; and that I would possess true Spiritual wisdom.
  • That I would be holy unto the Lord; that my tongue and heart would be wholly God's.
  • That God would give me guidance as to where to focus my efforts in ministry.
  • That He would protect me from myself, from the enemy of my soul, and from all earthly enemies.
  • That many would be converted and many built up under my ministry, to God's glory alone.
  • That the Lord would bless my wife with holiness and happiness, Gospel assurance and Gospel rest.
  • That God would make me a decent husband and father.

It's a comfort to know you're praying for me as I pray for you!

Sign Up for the Next PrayerWalk.  Speaking of prayer, have you signed up for our next PrayerWalk?  It's 8-10am on Saturday November 21.  Go online to Hillcrest.Church/PrayerWalk to learn more and to register.  Childcare is provided for those who RSVP.

Sign Up for the Next Missions Munch.  On November 22 we will kick off our annual Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions by welcoming David and Janet Hooten, our missionaries serving in Mozambique.  David will preach in the worship service.  After the small-group hour, David and Janet will talk about their service during a BBQ lunch.  Tickets to the lunch are required and can be purchased after this Sunday's service or online.


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