Praying For Your Pastors and Elders

Ministers of the Gospel need the prayers of the saints. The Apostle Paul told the Corinthians,

“You also must help us by prayer” (2 Corinthians 1:11).

Your pastors and elders need your prayerful support. Your ministry of intercession is vital! This is a great gift you can give to those who serve as your pastors and elders.

Christian leaders are ever the targets of the flaming arrows of the evil one. Shepherds need the prayers of the sheep as much as the sheep need the prayers and encouragement of their leaders. Prayers for your leaders are crucial to their spiritual health, their families and your local church.

Use this daily prayer guide to pray for those who provide spiritual leadership for the flock. To see who our current Board of Elected Elders are, click here.


Monday - Walk (2 Peter 3:18)

Pray for your pastors and elders to know and love the living God and grow in His grace. Pray for them to fear the Lord and tremble at His Word. Pray that they would have a strong burden to pray and delight in God’s presence.

Tuesday - Holiness (Ephesians 4:23-24)

Pray that your pastors and elders would be kept from pride, remaining humble before the Lord, fully dependent upon Him. Pray for their growth in holiness, and that they remain pure in the face of an immoral culture.

Wednesday - Family (1 John 4:4)

Pray for your pastors and elders to have joyful, Christ-exalting marriages. Pray for their children to love the Lord and walk in His truth. Pray that these families would have God’s spiritual protection and not fall prey to the world, the flesh and the Devil but that they would be delivered from spiritual attack.

Thursday - Courage (Philippians 1:20)

Pray for your pastors and elders to have courage to live lives faithful to the gospel. Pray they will not succumb to fear but stand strong in opposition. Pray for them to confront adversity with faith and endurance. Pray they will have open doors to share Christ and preach the gospel.

Friday - Spirit-Filled (Colossians 1:9)

Pray that your pastors and elders would be Spirit-filled men, operating in God’s power and leading in His wisdom and understanding. As they learn to abide in Christ, pray for an effective, fruit-bearing ministry.

Saturday - Strength (Isaiah 40:31)

Pray for your pastors and elders to have good health, strength and energy from the Lord to minister. Pray for their rest and renewal. 

Sunday - Word (Isaiah 66:2)

Pray for your pastors and elders to know, embrace and ever more deeply understand the gospel and be shaped by it in life and ministry. Pray for them to love and study God’s Word and maintain doctrinal faithfulness. Pray for them to be bold in proclamation of the truth.


Your prayers are important and are used of God. Please know how much your pastors and elders appreciate knowing that you are praying for them. Thank you for lifting them up in prayer.