31 Verses to Pray for our Pastors & Staff

31 Verses to Pray for our Pastors

I am the daughter of a Baptist pastor. Most of my childhood was spent as a PK or living in seminary village. I believe the power of prayer for a pastor and his family is unspeakable.

“Prayer meetings were the arteries of the early church. Through them, life-sustaining power was derived. The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the prayer meeting a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray. And if He be not there, one of die first tokens of His absence will be a slothfulness in prayer!”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon Everything by Prayer

For the month of August we are going to pray for our pastors and church staff. Our pastors NEED our prayers! I truly believe there is no greater gift we can give them than our prayers. The awesome thing about prayer is that it leads to love and unity. When we spend 31 days praying for someone, we love them more. I have seen that time and time again in my own life and in various relationships. If you take issue with something happening in your church, I challenge you to spend the next 31 days in PRAYER, specifically for your pastor, your worship leaders, your youth ministers…and see what God does! I guarantee you that your heart will be changed, to say the least.

31 Verses to Pray for Our Pastors

Find all the other month’s of Scriptures to pray here!

Verses to Pray for Our Pastors PDF

Verses to Pray for Our Pastors


Praying for Your Pastor ANY Month

Several of you have asked for these verses withOUT a month at the top so that you can pray for your pastor, especially during Pastor Appreciation Month! Here ya go!

31 Verses to Pray for Our Pastors no month PDF

31 Verses to Pray for Our Pastors no month

Manley Friends

I made a special sheet just for our own church so we can pray together for Pastor Tony and our staff! If you would like to print this off and join me in praying beginning August 1st I think it would be so awesome to pray these verses collectively for our staff!

We will also have sheets printed to pass out to you on Sunday!

Prayers for Pastor Tony and Staff PDF

Prayers for Pastor Tony and Staff

More Resources for Praying for our Pastors & Churches

Author: Candace Crabtree

I'm Candace and I'm grateful you're here. It is my heart's desire to encourage you while you're visiting and remind your heart of the truths of God's Word and the power of His love to transform lives. Great is His faithfulness! {Note: this blog does use affiliate links.}

7 thoughts on “31 Verses to Pray for our Pastors & Staff”

  1. Thanks Candace for compiling this. As a pastor’s wife, I know the very real need that pastors and church staff need to be lifted in prayer. Even more than that, I need the reminder to pray for those that my husband serves with along with our friends in ministry. What a blessing to have this guide and to know that I am joining others in praying for those that the Lord has chosen to lead His church.

  2. Candace –

    I love this resource! As a pastor’s wife, I know what a blessing it is to know that people are praying for my husband!

    We have a multi-pastor church . . . would it be possible to get this in an edited form that refers to “our pastors” and “their” needs that I can share with our church congregation? Our prayer meetings are on Monday nights. If you sent me something editable, I’d be glad to make the changes myself and give you the credit! 😉

    Thanks again for creating this resource!

    Blessings in Jesus,

    1. Lisa, hi and thanks for your comments! 🙂 if you read through the verses some say “our pastors” and some don’t. I mixed it up just for the purpose of churches, like the one I attend also, that have more than one pastor! Unfortunately I can’t go back and edit these, I just start over if I have to make a new one. I’m sorry! But I think the verses are still completely applicable for your church! Tell them to read the verses, pray the prayers as worded or even replace “our pastor” with the names of pastors in your church or make it plural. I hope that helps somewhat. 🙂

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