Our pastors, elders and deacons of our church need to be bathed in prayer. They have a great responsibility before God to exhort and encourage us in His word. They are people just like us, have struggles just like us, let’s uphold them in prayer together. Praying with you!
Father, help ________________ shepherd Your flock, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to Your will God and not for sordid gain, proving to be examples to the flock.
That they would be above reproach, not self-willed, not quick tempered, not addicted to wine, and not quarrelsome. That they would be hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout (earnest, sincere), self-controlled, holding fast to Your Word, Lord.
I Peter 5:2-3
I Timothy 3:2-4