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Prayers During Clergy Appreciation Month

Any month is the perfect time to say "thank you" and to give your pastor and their families the love, honor, and encouragement they so richly deserve. Don't delay­start planning to celebrate today­with the following helpful hints: 1. Plan special events for the month. 2. Recognize your pastor the second weekend during a worship appreciation service. 3. Give your pastor a "thank you" for making a difference in your growth in faith. 4. Host a special event in your pastor's honor such as a luncheon, church picnic, banquet, pizza party, ice cream social, etc. 5. Organize prayer teams to pray for your pastor and their families year-round. 6. Shower your pastor with cards, letters, or notes expressing appreciation. 7. Send a letter of appreciation about your pastor to the local newspaper. 8. Produce a video that features highlights of your pastor's ministry and tributes from church members, family, and friends. 9. Give a gift. Consider a plaque, flowers, balloons, scrapbook, gift certificates to a restaurant or store, a love offering, tickets to a special event, or an all-expense paid vacation. 10. Establish a scholarship fund or make a charitable donation in your pastor's honor.

Prayers During Clergy Appreciation Month

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Friends, we ask you to honor those leaders who work so hard for you, who have been given the responsibility of urging and guiding you along in your obedience. 1 Thessalonians 5:12

Prayers During Clergy Appreciation Month

Wednesday 4 God, bless pastors' families. Be their refuge and fortress. Preserve their time together. Meet their needs. Ps. 91:1-2 8 God, equip 9 God, give 10 God, bless 11 God, enable pastors with all pastors wisdom pastors with pastors to trust the resources in their leadership valuable study you with all their required to fulfill and the courage time. Guide them hearts and lean the plans you to speak uncominto a deeper not on their own have for them. promising truth. relationship with understanding. Jer. 29:11 Prov. 4:20-27 you. Eccl. 1:13 Prov. 3:5 15 God, help 16 God, keep 17 God, reveal 18 God, fill paspastors be instru- pastors humble, new ways pastors tors with love, joy, ments of healing thankful, and ever can open the peace, patience, in churches, aware that all floodgates of kindness, goodneighborhoods, good things come justice and bring ness, faithfulness, cities, nations, from you. hope to a hurting gentleness, and and the world. Ps. 25:9 world. self-control. 1 Cor. 12:20-27 Job 5:16 Gal. 5:22-23 22 God, may 23 God, draw 24 God, equip 25 God, empower people learn pastors near to pastors to endure pastors to fight the through pastors' the throne of hardship, do good fight, finish example that grace so that the work of an the race, keep the Jesus did not they may receive evangelist, and faith, and receive come to be mercy in a time of carry out their the crown of served, but to need. ministry. righteousness. serve. Matt. 20:28 Heb. 4:16 2 Tim. 4:5 2 Tim. 4:7-8 29 God, empower 30 God, enable 31 God, create pastors to worship pastors to be pure hearts in and lead in strong in the pastors and renew worship in spirit Lord and in the steadfast spirits and in truth. strength of God's within them. Jn. 4:24 might. Eph. 6:10 Ps. 51:10 Sunday 1 God, thank you for pastors who answer your call to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ. Eph. 3:8 Monday 2 God, may pastors and their families receive love, honor, and encouragement of their people. 1 Tim. 5:17 Tuesday 3 God, we pray for the spiritual, emotional, and physical wellbeing of pastors. 1 Sam. 25:6 Thursday 5 God, may pastors set an example in speech, in life, in love, and in faith. 1 Tim. 4:12 Saturday 7 God, give pastors insight to fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel whenever they speak. Eph. 6:19 12 God, guard 13 God, fix 14 God, guide pastors' hearts pastors' thoughts pastors in the and minds with on whatever is paths of righteousyour peace, which true, noble, right, ness. May goodsurpasses all pure, lovely, admi- ness and mercy understanding. rable, and excelfollow them Phil. 4:7 lent. Phil. 4:8 always. Ps. 23:3-6 19 God, keep 20 God, bless 21 God, enable pastors faithful in pastors with pastors to preach every way, espe- a spirit of and encourage cially when tired perseverance with great and hard-pressed. when facing trials patience and We pray for their and tribulations. careful instruction. rest and renewal. Jas. 1:12 2 Tim. 4:2 Isa. 40:31 28 God, remind 26 God, help pas- 27 God, may pastors that they tors to put on the pastors and laity can do all things breastplate of alike seek first through Christ righteousness, the your kingdom and your who strengthens helmet of salvarighteousness. them. tion, and the Phil. 4:13 sword of the Spir- Matt. 7:33 it. Eph. 6:14-17 Friday 6 God, raise up prayer teams who will pray diligently for pastors and their families. 1 Tim. 2:1-2

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