Praying for Spiritual Leaders

While browsing the Internet, I came upon the list below for “Praying for Missionaries A-Z”. I wanted to share it with you because I think it is applicable for praying for anyone in ministry. I would certainly appreciate these types of prayers for me! I hope they get your mind thinking of ways you can pray. Anointing - Ask for the anointing of the Holy Spirit that the missionary will operate in the Spirit’s Power. Boldness- Pray that the missionary will speak the Word of God with boldness. Comfort – Ask for comfort when the missionary is discouraged, brokenhearted or stressed out. Direction – Ask that the missionary will sense God’s specific direction in ministry. Encourage – Ask God to send someone to encourage the missionary. Family – Pray that the missionary will guide the children in the way they should go. Glory to God – Pray that the missionary will live each day to glorify God. Humility – Ask that the missionary will develop a sense of humility and reject pride. Insight – Ask that the missionary will see people and things from God’s perspective. Joy – Pray that the missionary will be full of the joy of the Lord in all situations. Knowledge – Pray that the missionary will desire knowledge of God’s Word and apply it constantly. Love – Ask that the missionary will be a vessel through which God’s love flows to others. Motivation – Pray that the missionary will labor from godly motives, not to please other people. Needs – Pray that the missionary will realize that in Christ all needs will be met. Open Door – Pray that the missionary will recognize opportunities to share the gospel. Prayer Partners – Ask God to provide prayer partners who will intercede on a regular basis. Quiet Time – Pray that nothing will keep the missionary from having a quality quiet time each day. Revival – Ask God to work in the missionary’s life so he or she will experience personal revival. Servanthood – Pray that the missionary will do his or her work with a servant spirit. Thankful Heart – Ask God to give the missionary a thankful heart, even in difficult situations. Unsaved – Pray that the unsaved will develop a hunger and thirst for Jesus Christ in their lives. Victory – Pray that the missionary will know victory in spiritual warfare. Weariness – Pray that the missionary will not get bogged down in having too much to do. X-ray Vision – Ask that the missionary will have X-ray vision of the heart and desire a cleansed life. Yieldedness – Pray that the missionary will be completely yielded to Christ and willing to die to self. Zeal – Pray that the missionary will have a renewed zeal to share the gospel. Used by permission of Woman’s Missionary Union®. Adapted from a Contempo article by Mary Ward Appling.

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