Prayers for Pastors

Prayers for Pastors

A page of

Inspiration and Motivation

The toughest job is the job of a pastor.

We seek to honor you on this page.

This page contains many different kinds of prayers.

Prayers to God for









Please check out the entire page before you leave.

We begin our page with a

Prayer for Humility

Heavenly Father,

Today I come before you to humble myself.

I come before you to yield to your wisdom and to your guiding hand.

Lord, you must increase and I must decrease if I am to properly shepherd my people.

I position myself to be pliable in your hands this day.


Copyright © 2015 Beth McLendon of

**John 3:30

More Prayers for Pastors

Magnificent Lord of all,

You are the One who knows all things.

No one can fathom the depths of your understanding.

I call out to you for fresh manna for my people.

I ask you to open up your Word to me in new, life-changing ways. 

Allow me to see even deeper into your truths. 

And show me how to express your truths with greater compassion and humility.

In Jesus' name I pray,


Copyright © 2015 Beth McLendon of

Prayers for Pastors concerning Leadership

Leadership is

Leading and Following


You have given me a position of leadership with your people.

They daily look to me for help.

I know that I cannot be a godly leader if I do not continually seek to follow you.

Call out to the depths of my soul and solidify my commitment to you.

Strengthen every weak area.

Steady every wavering place in me.

In Jesus' name I pray,


Copyright © 2015 Beth McLendon of

The fact is that most pastors fear people

more than they fear God.

Lead me, Lord.

I will follow you.

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I will set my face like flint to do your will.

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Because the Lord God helps me,

I will not be dismayed;

therefore, I have set my face like flint to do his will, and

I know that I will triumph.

Isaiah 50:7  TLB

Dear Lord,

You are the awesome Ruler of the Universe.

You are the Merciful and Mighty One.

You deserve my total devotion and praise.

Keep me on fire for you.

Keep your light burning brightly inside of me.

Draw me ever closer to you and your will for me.

In Jesus’ name I pray,


Copyright © 2015 Beth McLendon of

The above prayer is taken from our March 2015 blog entry.

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Prayer for Yielding

Glorious Lord, you are my Creator.

Mighty God, you are my Sustainer.

Your everlasting love blesses my life.

You are my everything.

Reign in me this day.

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Lord, Reign in me

I feel weary, Lord


I try to be there for every one every day.

I cry out today for someone to be there for me.

Comfort me, Lord.

Refresh me I pray.


Prayers for Pastors dealing with Stress


I feel lonely. I feel weary.

I'm the shepherd but sometimes I just want to be one of the sheep.

Sometimes I long for someone to come alongside ME  to refresh me and help me see things in a new way.

Even so, Lord, I will trust you. I will wait for you to help me.

Thank you for providing for my every need.


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Note: We have a page about Waiting on the Lord.

Wisdom for Reducing Stress

The Bible tells us:

Huge crowds of people came to hear Jesus teach
and to ask Jesus to heal them.
Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness to pray.

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How could Jesus turn his back on people who needed him?


Sometimes we have to say "No" to something good,

in order to do the best thing.

Jesus followed the wisdom of his Heavenly Father

even if it meant saying, "No." to needy people.

Father God,

As a shepherd, I sometimes feel a pull to always be on duty.

Wisdom says that even Jesus went away from needy crowds to rest and renew himself. 

If Jesus needed it, then how much more will I need it!

Help me to realize when I need to rest.

Teach me to rest.

Help me to realize when I need to spend time building up myself.

Teach me to wisely give time to my own spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical needs.

Help me to realize when I need to put my family before pastoral requests.

Teach me to generously nurture my family.

Lord, I ask for wisdom to know the right thing to do and strength to do the right thing.

In Jesus' name I pray,


Copyright © 2015 Beth McLendon of Inspirational -

Another Prayer for dealing with Stress


I want to hide out  - away from all the demands, all the conflicts, and all the pressures.

Take me to your hiding place.

I come as a son to my loving Father.

Shelter me, Father. Shelter me this day.

Let me find rest in you.


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There is a time to hide in the Father's arms.

We need that sometimes!

God welcomes us there!


There is a time to stand up, pick up our cross

and follow Jesus.


Your congregation need help with both of those.

Below is a






start at 9 minutes

Barna Survey about


feeling Pressure

I want to alert you that

some Bible teachers are saying

that God is -  not -  interested

in us pursuing


Your members are probably being influenced
by this teaching.

Those who reject holiness are obviously not reading the words of Jesus
in Revelation chapters 2 and 3.

The only church
that truly pleased Jesus was the Philadelphia church.
The reason was that they
"kept the word of God and didn't deny his name."

Those in Philadelphia were trying to be obedient.

Jesus knew their hearts.

When Jesus addressed the other churches,

he often used harsh words

concerning the sinning

that was going on in the churches.

If Jesus did -  not -  want us

to preach and teach

against sin -

then WHY did he model for us

to do just that

in the book of Revelation?

Let's remind ourselves that

Jesus said,

If any man will come after me,

let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Matthew 16:24

If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me,

you are not worthy of being mine.

Matthew 10:37-38

We will never feel accepted and comfortable in the Father's arms

if we are running from our sins.


You are challenging me 

to come up higher in obedience to you.

I will follow you.



You are the great and mighty God.

You are altogether lovely.

You are altogether merciful.

You are altogether holy.

Lord, teach me how to embrace holy, righteous living.

Teach me how to walk in integrity and godliness.

Teach me how to please you no matter if it displeases others.

Teach me how to face my errors and my sins.

Teach me how to get up when I fall down.

Teach me how to endure and seek your strength when I feel weak.

Teach me how to more fully receive and enjoy your amazing, awesome, all-encompassing love for me.

And help me to powerfully and compassionately share with my flock the insights you give me.

May my thoughts and actions be pleasing to you, and may my life inspire my family and my flock.

In Jesus' name I pray,


Copyright © 2015 Beth McLendon of Inspirational -

Song of Solomon 5:16

The mission of this website:

1. To encourage and inspire people to gain more revelation of how much God's loves each of us

2. To give insights into how we can follow him more closely.


We will continue with our Prayers for Pastors

with the topic of  God's love.


God's love


You love envelops me,

uplifts me, and transforms me.

I find myself becoming more comfortable with you.

I find myself feeling more accepted and loved by you.

I find myself becoming more one with you.


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We have many pages about experiencing God's amazing love.

One is called Receiving God's love

God sings over me.

Zephaniah 3:17-18

A Poem Prayer of Love

Celebrating God who is three in one:

The Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit.

"Hear, O hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one."

Deuteronomy 6:4

A Poem of Love

Who is the One Who is like no other?

I bow my head, express my needs, and call Him - Provider.


I open His Word, seek His guidance, and call Him - Teacher.


I encounter trouble, run to Him, and call Him - Protector.


I talk with Him, walk beside Him, and call Him - Friend.


I crawl into His lap, hug Him, and call Him - Daddy.


I fall down on my knees, worship Him, and call Him - Lord.

I raise my voice, sing His praises, and call Him - King of Kings.

Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon of

The above prayer taken from our Blog entry of May 4, 2014

Morning Motivational Prayer

Taken from our Blog entry of November 9, 2014

Lord of my heart,

I value you, and I value your Word.

Your Word tells me to love and bless other people. Your will is for me to view everyone in my life as valuable. You want me to honor people and treat them with respect every day.

I receive my mission to love people this day. I receive my mission to be helpful toward their needs, compassionate toward their hurts, encouraging toward their trials, enthusiastic toward their victories, warm toward their presence, and forgiving toward their mistakes and sins.

Change my heart, Lord. Teach me to be more like you.

I will yield to you this day.


Copyright © 2014 Beth McLendon of

Raise me up, Lord


When I am down, you comfort me.

When I am down, you are the One who raises me up, so I can stand on mountains.

And you raise me up to walk on stormy seas.

Today, Lord, I feel down.

Lift me up, Lord.

Strengthen me.

In the mighty name of Jesus I pray,


You are my God,

and I will love you with my whole heart.

Before presenting our last video

we want to let you know that have prayers for churches:

Prayer to Strengthen Churches

Prayer for our Church

Jack Frost was a man of God
who had as one of his main missions....
to bless pastors, pastoral staff, and their families.

We have a Jack Frost page on this site.

It will give you a taste of Jack Frost.

Click here: Jack Frost

click here for his website: Jack

We have several challenging pages that
address some of the attacks that are coming to
Christianity and the Church.

Here we tackle some very timely issues that each pastor must acknowledge and respond to.

The New Jesus

Judge Not - The most twisted verse in the Bible

Porn-Free Kids

Getting Free from Porn

And please take note that the one world church is being created just as God warned us.

I pray that the Lord will show you how to protect your flock from those who want to draw them into this
one world religion.

We invite you to our

Prayer for the Persecuted church.

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