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6 Ways to Pray for Gospel Preachers

Prayer is a significant aspect of your involvement in your local church’s worship every Lord’s Day. As you spend time today, preparing for tomorrow’s assembly, remember to pray for your pastor’s preaching. Take some time to look up the following Scriptures and let them influence how you pray. Your pastor will appreciate it more than you know.

  1. Pray for the Lord to open the hearts of the hearers just as He did for Lydia (Acts 16:14).
  2. Pray for the Lord’s victory over Satan’s opposition (Lk 8:12; 2 Cor 4:4)
  3. Pray for boldness and guidance in his choice of words (Eph 6:18-19)
  4. Pray for the Holy Spirit’s work of conviction & illumination in the hearts of listeners (Jn 16:8-11; 1 Cor 2:14)
  5. Pray for the power of the gospel to be unleashed (Rom 1:16; 2 Thess 3:1)
  6. Pray for the drawing power of the Father (Jn 6:44)

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  1. Great post Paul. Our only hope is for God Himself to bring unbelievers to Himself because we are completely unable to do it ourselves. This is not an excuse for us to stand back and stop evangelizing, but rather it destroys our excuses, because it tells us that God can use our weakest efforts. If we stop evangelizing it is a sign either that we have stopped caring for the lost, or that we have stopped trusting the Holy Spirit to manifest His Power through our feeble efforts. We cannot use our lack of “ability” as an excuse not to tell others about Christ! It is not our skill that saves, but God.

    as Paul said: “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me” II Corinthians 12:9. He didn’t say that he would stop evangelizing because God didn’t need his help anyway, but rather, that he would continue to evangelize because He knew that God had chosen to use him, weak as he was, to display His own power through Him.

  2. 7. Pray that you will not have a critical spirit, focusing on how it could have improved. Instead that you would focus on what God is doing through it.

  3. I’m printing this!!! Thanks for the guidance.