We do not know what we will encounter tomorrow, but You do. We do not know what challenge may confront us but You do. We do not know who might arrive in our assembly and what they might become or do, but You do. Help those who minister to have some of Your vision and hope for others. Help them to lean into the trust in You that they preach and teach. Help them to know that come what may You love them and will see them through any challenge be it one of faith, confidence, fear, anxiety, frustration, loneliness, brokenness, or attack. May their spirits be high and their faith bold. May they exhibit Your joy and peace and share such with those who are lost, confused, or hurting. May they see beyond the present armies of the enemy that You are mightier than they and will, overcome for and with Your people. We pray you will bless Your ministers and that they will know they are loved by us and by many but most of all by You.
In Jesus Name,
Dear God, Our Creator, the One who sustains us, We Praise Your Name and we thank You for being our Father. We need You every day, but we especially need You tomorrow as we stand before Your people.
We need Your presence as we gather. We need Your strength, Your might, Your power as we proclaim Your Word. We need Your grace, Your mercy, and Your patience in our weakness. We need Your boundless love to envelop us, as we seek to share Your love with those who sometimes seem unlovable to us. We need Your help and Your guidance as we do our best to call to mind Your Word that we have studied to preach. We need your forgiveness for anything that isn’t right in our hearts and our lives. We need You to help us remember that we will stand as a dying man speaking to dying men and women. We need You to remind us of the gravity of what we are doing. Holy Father, we need You.
Thank You, Dear Father, for loving us when we are unlovable and for the promise that You will not leave us alone to do Your Work. In the Name of our Savior, we pray, Amen.
While we will stand before Your People tomorrow: Bible in hand, message in heart, passionate and prepared, it might be that these people believe we have it all together. And, we try to. But You know us. You know our fears, our doubts, our weaknesses, our insecurities, our sins. Not all of those we deal with will be understanding, patient, gracious. Some might see a weakness and exploit it. Some might see a mistake and magnify it. Thank You for loving us, for being gracious, for being patient. Thank You for knowing us and loving us purely and continually in spite of ourselves. Thank You for using us. Bless us and help us to be the best we can be for Your Work, Your Kingdom, and Your Glorification. May we rest in that confidence.
In Jesus Name,
Dear Loving Father:
Help those of us who are Preachers, to remember that as we stand to proclaim Your Word, we are standing on the shoulders of giants. May we never forget that we are a link in Your chain of men. We thank You for those who have gone before us and those who will come after us.
We give you thanks for every man who will preach Your Word on Sunday. We thank You that they are willing to bear the battle in the heat of the day. We thank you for the sacrifices that they make, and the sacrifices made by their families.
We praise You because these men give themselves wholly to the work. We are thankful that they stand tall in a long line of men of God. May they rest well tonight, knowing that they are ready to continue this great work in the morning. May they have clear minds and willing hearts as they allow You to use them for Your Glory.
In Jesus Name We Pray,
God of Comfort:
Thank You for the blessings you bring through all of those who will stand tomorrow and proclaim Your true Peace. Thank You that in the midst of the messiness of life they will lift the heads of those who hear and herald Your grace. Thank You that You have given us the Word to speak and help each to lean heavily into it that their issues not distract us. Thank You for Your grace in our own lives realized to the extent that we desire to speak clearly on it. We ask that You protect all of those who teach and preach Your Gospel tomorrow. May they be both bold and loving and may their words be Your Words falling into hearts of both those who love You and those who will come to love You in part through those words. Help them to know that they are loved: by us, by brethren who love truth BUT most of all by You. And when all is done may they enjoy Your perfect Peace and rest in Your love.
Because of Him,
Holy Father, it was Your decision to save those who believe through something the unwise would call foolish. We are thankful and humbled that You allow us to be the vessels through which the Good News is proclaimed.
Dear God, our prayer today for Your men who will preach Your wisdom is that they will have hearts that are overflowing with Your Word. We pray that they will have peace of mind, contentment in their lives, and a spirit of discernment as they preach.
We pray Dear God, that they will feel well; physically, mentally, and spiritually as they stand before Your people to share Your wisdom. We pray that You will give them the sense that the words they speak will be the most encouraging, uplifting, powerful, and important word their people will hear this week.
Father, help those who hear Your men walk away with changed lives and a stronger desire to please You than ever before. We know that You will be with every man who preaches Your Truth on Sunday. We thank You for Your mercy and grace in our lives. May every word we utter and everything that is on our heart bring honor, glory, & praise to Your Name.
In Jesus Name We Pray,
Thank You for sending us Jesus who has loved us and allowed us to become a part of Your Family. Thank You for each of those who will stand and preach or teach Your Word tomorrow. We love them and ask that You take care of them. May we remember that we are not alone. That not only do we have You and brethren who love us but that around this globe are others who will also stand and preach. Help us to support and encourage each other and avoid jealousy. Help us to be encouraged in the knowledge that many thousand have, do, and will stand where we do. Keep our hearts humble and our motives pure.
May we remember: that we have a common desire that Truth be preached and souls be saved, that we have a brotherhood of proclaimers who can empathize and sympathize with us, that we have thousands who experience the same frustrations and fears and the same joys and victories. May we find comfort in that commonality and peace in Your presence.
In the Name of our Brother Preacher, Jesus,
Dear Father in Heaven, You have entrusted us with Your Word and with Your people. Help us to deliver Your Word with conviction and compassion. Help us to teach the head and the heart. Help us to preach with loyalty to You and love for Your people. Help us, dear Lord to speak the truth in love. May we remember that it is Your Word, not ours.
Dear God, as we preach on Sunday, please give us clear minds, soft hearts, and ready remembrances. Help us, Father to be aware of the truth that You will provide us with strength when we are weak, that You will comfort us when we must preach with pain, and that Your Word will not return void unto You.
Father, please give Your men, an extraordinary measure of peace in their heart as they prepare to speak for You. May those who hear them be encouraged and strengthened in their walk with You.
Dear Lord, May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts, be acceptable in Thy sight, O, Lord, our rock, and our Redeemer. In the Name of the One who gave His life for us, we pray, Amen.
Thank You for communicating with us, for giving us Your sure Word. And tomorrow as these Your men stand before classes and worshippers may they excel in communicating Your Words clearly and with compassion. Father, fill them with Your confidence. We ask that you would protect their precious faith. May they feel no constraints other than those imposed on them by Your authority. As they present Your life-changing, eternity-altering Good News, may their worries be distant, their hurts be out of mind, their frustrations few, their immediate concern be focusing on That Message. And Father, we ask that joy fill their hearts in Your Work.
In Jesus Name, AMEN
Dear Loving Father,
Tomorrow all around the world, Your men will stand in front of Your people to proclaim your Truth. As we stand in Your presence may we never forget that we are speaking Your Word and not ours. May we always remember that as we speak Your Word, we are not alone. We thank You for the promise that You will be with us as we preach Your Word.
Father, many of us will stand to preach with fear in our hearts. Fear that we are not prepared. Fear that because of what we are, we have no right to preach. Fear that we will say the wrong thing. Fear that what we say will fall on deaf ears and hard hearts.
Dear God, we beg You to calm those fears, as well as our hearts and our souls, as we remember that what we are doing is not about us, but always about You. Please forgive us when we have made it about us. Help us to stand behind the cross and find our strength in You.
In Jesus Name We Pray,
Tonight we pray for Your ministers. Tomorrow as they stand and speak Your Truth may they do so realizing and remembering we serve a Father who loves every soul to which they will speak. Help them to remember that “the guilty pair bowed down with care” You gave Your best to save. Help them to not be angry at any person to whom they preach but at the one who would destroy their soul. May they reflect Your love, mercy, and grace. May the hurt in their heart be washed away so that their purer hearts can reflect Your love more perfectly. May any fear be banished, along with any bitterness or guile so they can speak Your Word more clearly. Help them to know that not only do You love those listening but that YOU LOVE THEM too. And may they find peace in whatever storms swirl around them in the transmission of Your Good News.
In Jesus Name,
Tonight we pray for Your ministers. As they stand before Your people tomorrow, as they present Your Word for both Your children and those You desire may they do so with confidence. May they readily remember the lessons they have prepared as they have studied Your Word. Make them better for Your purposes, use their every skill to Your glory. May their faith be strong and may that be evident in their teaching and preaching. May any hurts in their heart be pushed aside for the good of Your work. May they present Your truth in love. Aid them as You will in being the best they can be. Help them to remember that what they do is not about them but about You. Help them to remember that You love them, are with them, and will care for them. And when the day is done, may they feel fulfilled in the simple and faithful proclamation of Your Son, Your Truth and Your Love.
In Jesus Name,