Thank You for revealing Your Will to us clearly. Thank You for telling us what we need to know, believe, trust in and for leaving what we do not need to know hidden. From that knowledge these who will preach and teach tomorrow have developed deep convictions. Father, help us to know which of those convictions are worthy of presenting and to then present them in a humble manner that glorifies You and builds the faith of those we speak to. May we never compromise those convictions that are grounded in Your Truth. May we know how to hold convictions without being mean or turning those who might disagree with them from You. Help us, even as we speak, to remember to speak in love. May each be blessed to find the right words to communicate Your ever Right Word and may Your People hunger for it and be delighted by it. Thank You for men who stand for Your Truth. Bless them and increase their number.
In Jesus Name,
Dear Father in Heaven,
As Your preachers stand before Your people to preach Your Word on Sunday, we do so with the realization that many of Your people will be hurting. We know that sitting in those pews there will be people with broken hearts, broken homes, broken lives, and broken spirits.
Help us, Dear God, to remember that the best thing we can do for those who are broken is to bring comfort, peace, concern, understanding, and love, through Your Word. Father, we know that some of these men will do their best to preach Your peace through their own tears and their own pain. Please fill their hearts and their minds with the knowledge that You will not forsake them. Please give them a special measure of Your comfort as they minister to the lives of those who are broken. In the Name of the One who mends all broken hearts, we pray, Amen.
On this weekend as many of us have practiced the godly art of gratitude our thoughts have turned to how thankful we are for the Glorious Gospel. This Good News gives us hope, purpose, faith, assurance of Your love for and commitment to saving us. It reminds us of Your men who teach and preach that Good News. We are grateful for each of them. We are thankful for how they hold forth Your Light. We are thankful for their perseverance in challenging settings. We are thankful for their faithfulness in good days and in difficult one. We are thankful for how they care for and minister to Your People. We are thankful for how they strive to be optimistic as they struggle against their own issues, sins, weaknesses, adversaries. We are thankful for their consistency in an inconsistent world. We are thankful for their willingness to speak truth in a time when it seems to be in style to compromise. We are thankful for how they struggle to balance time with family, study, personal development, ministry and life. We are thankful for their admissions of frailty and humility and the need of Your grace. We are thankful that they will first preach the sermon they will deliver tomorrow to themselves. We are thankful that even though many will enter into difficult environments they wil go forth in Your joy. We are thankful that they will do their best even when they may not feel their best. We are thankful for these souls who so love You and respect Your word. May they remember that You love them and may that sustain them against any enemy or trepidation they may face. And, Father, may their heart find joy tomorrow.
In Jesus Name,
We approach Your Wonderful Throne today in behalf of the men who will Preach Your Word this week. Our prayer today is that You will bring them peace of mind and comfort in their heart. Please comfort any of Your men who are struggling in their marriage. Please comfort those who are dealing with physical or emotional pain. Father, please bring comfort to Your men who are hurting because of the serious illness of their spouse, a child, a parent, or a friend. We pray that You will bring comfort to those who might be struggling with their leaders or someone who is a part of the Church they serve. Father, please comfort Your men who might feel stress because of financial concerns or any other concerns that may burden their heart. Dear God, because we know that You are the God of all comfort, we pray that Your comfort would rest on Your men around the world this weekend as they seek to bring comfort to Your people. In the Name of the Savior who comforts us, we pray, Amen.
We ask that you bless those who will preach tomorrow. May the faith they preach about be evident and active in their preaching. May the faith they preach be the faith they embrace. May the be both faithful and faith-filled in their words. May the risks they take be ones that evidence faith in You. May it be clear by their faith that they are men who believe in You, are faithful to You, and live out their faith in their own lives. May that faith aid them in their preaching as they trust You to care for them more than any other. May they be both faithful and faith-filled.
In Jesus Name,
Dear Heavenly Father,
How blessed we are to be able to be your spokesmen. Many of Your men have spent countless hours in prayer and study so that they might be the kind of mouthpiece You desire them to be. All of Your preachers live with the understanding that You have commanded us to preach Your Word, in season and out of season.
We believe that You have revealed Yourself to us through Your Word and You have given us the message that You want us to proclaim. Holy Father, may the Words that come out of our mouths, be Your Words. May the thoughts we have studied be acceptable first to You and then as we present them, may they be useful to those who hear. In the Name of our Savior, we Pray, Amen.
Today we pray for the one reading and joining with us in this prayer. As he reviews notes, prepares thoughts, considers his own life in light of the joyous, challenging mission to speak Your truths into the hearts of people tomorrow may his heart be focused on You and Your Will. Thank You for him, for the manner in which he strives to live his life, for the compassion He has for Your Word, for the love he has for Your People. May each of these be evident as he teaches tomorrow.
In Our Lord’s Name,
Dear Loving Father,
We confess to You that we are weak. In our human weakness, there are times that we do not feel like preaching. It may be due to weariness from a busy season of life. It may be due to our being sick or someone we love who is ill. It may be due to disappointment over how someone has treated us. It may be that our heart isn’t in it like it should be. Father, Please bless your man who finds himself in this place today. Please bless Him with an extraordinary measure of Your Grace. Please let Him know that You love him. Please help us remember that through the ages, You have used weak men to accomplish great things for You. Please help us never forget that You have promised that You will always be with us. In Jesus Name we Pray, Amen.
We ask that You bless Your men who will stand before Your People tomorrow. Bless those who will listen. May obstacles to communication be few and may hearts be open to receive. I pray you will use his words to mend up those whose hearts are broken, to comfort those for whom life seems unmanageable, to confront those who have become hardened in sin, to challenge those whose faith become lukewarm, to encourage those who have become disheartened, to renew the faith of those who have become disillusioned, to spur on the use of the gifted, to reinforce the hope of those near the end of this journey, and to help the lost see Your Way. May Your Word be revered, Your Name be Glorified, and Your Son be lifted up.
In His Name,
Dear Father in Heaven,
Tomorrow we will gather with Your Family. We thank You that those of us who preach are a part of Your Family as well. May we never forget that crucial fact. As we gather, many of us will be hurting. Some will be suffering from their own physical pain. Some will be in great mental duress over the pain of someone close to us, or because of something that has happened to us.
Many of those of us who are a part of Your Family are tired. We are tired of politics, mass media, and social media. We are tired of how some Christians behave toward brothers and sisters in Jesus.
Dear God, Your Family, including Your preachers, are in desperate need of a place to rest from the weariness of life. We ask that You grant to Your men, a special measure of wisdom. Help us to speak life-giving and life-changing words, Your Words. Help us, through these words to bring rest to the weary soul. Help us to offer an oasis in the desert. Help us to drink deeply from the Water of Life. Help us to feed Your flock with the richness that can nourish their souls. Please allow Your Son, Your Gospel, Your Hope, Your Grace, Your Mercy, and Your Life to overflow from us to Your People.
In Jesus Name we Pray, Amen
Thank You so much for each of these Your servants who will stand before souls and speak truth tomorrow. May Your love and grace be on them and shine through them. May they remember that what they deal with is bigger than the news cycle, than the politics whether local or national, that the issues they deal with are much larger than any petty matter that might shake their confidence. Father, may they know that You do not work in just numbers but that Your work is done before 10’s or 10’s of thousands. That whether they present before a handful or a building full, Your desire is that Your Word be spoken in truth and my they therein rejoice and receive satisfaction. We thank You Father for each of them and for Your use of their lives and skills for Your purposes.
In Jesus Name,
These men who will stand tomorrow and try to teach and bring light into the life of others with Your Truths are human. They hear from people who do not like them, who do not like their style, who constantly correct their grammar, who let them know any Word they misquote, who remember every mistake they have ever made, who keep account of their flaws. This can be daunting, so Father, may they rest securely in the knowledge that they are loved. That even through they may feel that the whole world is against them, there are many who love them deeply, respect them, care about them. And that the many who they feel are against them, in reality are only a few loud talkers. And most of all may they be reminded of the great truth - that You, Father, Son, Spirit, love them with an unquenchable passion. They know many things, they know the Text, they know their outline, the know their own issues, they know the slippery spots, they know the count, but may they know You love them purely. May that knowledge propel them to be free as they live in and share that love with souls tomorrow and each tomorrow that follows.
In Jesus Name,
Dear Father in Heaven, We thank You for the marvelous mandate that You have called upon us to follow. We thank You for giving us Your Word to guide us in our preparation and in the proclamation.
Dear God, we pray that You will bless every one of Your preachers who will attempt to preach Your Word on Sunday. Help us realize that we are not alone. Help us realize that we stand in a long line of men who preach. Help us recognize that we are surrounded by our preaching brothers, as well as brothers & sisters around the world who are praying for us. Help us remember that You have promised to be with us as we do Your work. Thank You, Father, for these precious promises. In Jesus Name we Pray, Amen.
Giver of all that is Good, our Father in Heaven
Tonight I am thankful for these humble servants who will stand and present Your truths tomorrow. I am thankful for how they enter into the mess of the sometimes tangled, sometimes beautiful, always changing lives of others and speak Truth. Thank You for the boldness that that effort takes. Thank You for the depth of stored faith that that requires. Thank You for the grace they exhibit in the presence of pain, for the measure of love they extol in the midst of hurt. I’m thankful for when they pray with parents of a newborn, when they dry their sleeves in the presence of victory over the evil one, when they walk closely with a family in the shadow of death. This is not little work they do, but massive, soul-work, spiritual work, eternity touching work. I pray that they will realize that it matters and that they will feel Your presence in such work and that that realization will life them higher in this task. Father, I’m thankful for the reflection of You that I see in their lives. Bless them as they bring the best, most important Message of all time tomorrow.
In Jesus Name,
Holy Father in Heaven, every time we come before thy throne, we are reminded of our weakness and Thy great power. Each time we stand before Thy people to preach the Word, we are reminded of our flaws and Thy faithfulness. Dear God, whenever we seek to minister to others, we see our inadequacies and Thy perfection.
Father, we pray that You will bless Your men who preach tomorrow. Please help us remember that numbers do not measure success, crowd response does not measure success, confidence in our abilities does not measure success, and success is not measured by how good we feel about the sermon.
May we never forget that we are successful when we obey Your Will and Your Word. Help us be aware that if we preach the truth in love, You are pleased. Therefore, help all of Your men who preach tomorrow, seek to please You alone. With this in mind, dear God, we pray that these men will rest well tonight, and arise in the morning with hearts that are on fire for You.
In Jesus Name we Pray, AMEN.
One of the joys of what we get to do has been the honor of praying for you, our fellow ministers. We are so very thankful for you and the work you do. We want to pray for you today and tomorrow individually. Every week we send out a prayer for all of God’s ministers. This week we want to be more specific. We know many of you carry tremendous weight and burdens and many of you deal with great hurt and many of you have simple hearts of joy and gratitude. We are thankful for that. So this week. What can we pray for YOU or your family about? This will be private between God and jeff and dale and you. Either text us at 972-861-2434 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Today and tomorrow we will pray for you and your needs. And blessings to you as you stand before God’s People and speak tomorrow.
Dear Father in Heaven, As Your men stand to proclaim the Word tomorrow, we do so with the realization that many who hear us will be hurting. May We use everything that is in us to deliver a message of healing, comfort, peace, hope, compassion, and love.
Father, we also know that many of Your men who will preach on Sunday are hurting as well. As You know, Dear God, some of Your men are in physical pain, some are in mental distress, some are struggling spiritually. There are some of Your men who are going through marriage difficulty, problems with their children, and financial stress. Some of them have had disagreements with their elders and they are concerned about their future. Some of Your men are dealing with the continued grief from losing their wife, a child, or someone else close to them. Some of Your preachers are taking care of a sick child, or parent, or their wife.
Please give these men the physical, mental, and spiritual strength they need to preach through their pain. Please give us peace when our souls are troubled. Help us to cast all of our cares on You, knowing that You are aware and that You care. Thank You, Father for loving us and for the promise that You will be with us always.
In Jesus Name we Pray,
Thank You for how You have used individuals through the centuries for Your purposes. For those times where You have allowed, empowered, and strengthened men to be a part of Your plan. And while these Your preachers today may never feel they have made the difference like those of old, may they be reminded that as they do Your Will that is effective. Help them to remember those times in the past when You have used them in ways big and small to influence souls, to encourage brethren, to affect the world around them. And, Father, may these memories energize and encourage them as they stand before people tomorrow. For ministers wish to be used and useful. Use them again for good. Help them to know they are loved and needed. Thank You for using clay to carry out your cause.
In Jesus Name,