13 Prayers for Pastors Strength


When I read the news report about Pastor Stoecklin, who committed himself, my heart was broken. He suffered from despair and anxiety.

While it may appear weird that a pastor, who leads and educates the church, can deal with anxiety and melancholy, the truth is that one in every four pastors does.

Many parishioners are unaware of the profound, inner personal problems a priest endures daily.
There is a need for prayers for Pastor’s strength.

It is easy to forget that our pastors have God-given authority but are human beings with unique problems.

Here are 12 prayers for divine strength that you can say over your Pastor.


1. Prayers for Pastor’s Strength

1 Corinthians 15:58

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”

Prayers for Pastors Strength

Righteous God, I ask that you grant our Pastor the strength to worship and serve you.

May he be filled with the power of your Holy Spirit and be able to share his knowledge and wisdom with his flock.

May he have a vast enough heart for people to help anybody who needs it?

May he be a shining example of virtue in all he does and says so that others may follow in his footsteps.

In Jesus’ name, amen!


2. A Prayer for my Pastor’s healing

Isaiah 40:31

“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

A Prayer for my Pastors' healing

Heavenly Father, I ask that our Pastor be healed of all sicknesses so he can preach your word.

May he be restored to health and vigor so that he can continue to serve you and us when you call him.

In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray, Amen.


3. A Prayer for Pastors before preaching

2 Timothy 4:2

“Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”

A Prayer for Pastors before preaching

Gracious Father, may our Pastor’s words and preaching come to us with evidence of the Holy Spirit and anointing rather than with wise and compelling human understanding.

May they be able to speak freely and courageously, assisting people in need.

May they be able to cheer those who are down, provide hope to those who are disheartened, and soothe those who are distressed.

Please assist us in our efforts to serve you in this manner! Amen


4. A Prayer for Pastors and family

Hebrews 10:36

“For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise”

A Prayer for Pastors and family

Heavenly Father, I ask that you bless my Pastor and his family so he can bless us.

I wish he always had the strength and knowledge to lead his family appropriately.

I pray he always has the guts to speak up for what is right.

I wish that he would always have the patience to listen to everyone.

I wish he would always have the fortitude to speak up for what is right, even when it is unpopular or difficult.

I ask that you provide him wisdom in making judgments and guiding others in their life.

Most significantly, I pray that you will bring him joy in living every day.


5. A Prayer for my Pastor and his home

Numbers 6:24-26

“The Lord bless you
    and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.”’ 

A Prayer for my Pastors and his home

Father in Heaven,

May my Pastor and his family be blessed so that he can bless us.

I hope they will have a vision and a desire to serve you and this church as you have called them to do.


6. A Prayer for Pastor’s daily strength

Psalm 32:7

You are my hiding place;
you will protect me from trouble
and surround me with songs of deliverance. 

A Prayer for Pastor's daily strength

Father in Heaven,

I ask that you give my Pastor the heavenly power to serve you daily.

May he be a shining example of Christ’s light in our community, inspiring others as he serves?

May he be a shining example of your love for us, even in the most trying situations?

May he never abandon his call to serve you, no matter how lonely or challenging?

We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, God’s Son and the Saviour of the World! Amen


7. A Prayer for My Pastor’s strength

Psalm 23:5b

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

A Prayer for My Pastor's strength

Dear Lord, I pray that you give my Pastor heavenly power to serve you daily.

May he be a good shepherd and an example to the flock of devoted Christians? Lord, I pray you to pour your Holy Spirit on him, empowering his words and deeds.

May he always remember that he is merely a tool in your hands and that you are in charge.

With this prayer today, you may show him how much he means to you and how much you love him. Amen


8. A Prayer for Servant-Hearted Leadership

2 Thessalonians 3:2

“And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.”

A Prayer for Servant Hearted Leadership

Dear Lord Jesus, I hope you will give your servant the necessary leadership skills to carry out your responsibilities.

I pray that you would make me a leader who can guide people through their darkest times and lead them on the correct road.

I hope you will assist me in being a servant in all circumstances so that I can help people around me as you have helped me.

Dear Jesus, I pray that you give me the strength and fortitude to follow your instructions.


9. A Prayer for A Servant-Hearted Leadership

 Colossians 1:10-11

“that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him,being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy”

A Prayer for A Servant-Hearted Leadership

Heavenly Father, I ask that you grant your servant the necessary kind-hearted leadership skills to carry out your duties.

I humbly request that you guide me and give me the strength to make decisions in Your best interests. I also beg that you show me when I am in a leadership position and assist me in leading my employees with love and compassion.

Help me show my staff they are respected and appreciated for their hard work. Help me show children they can trust me even when things are challenging or dangerous.

I hope that You will continue to bless my life, professionally and emotionally, so I can serve You with all my heart!

10. A Prayer for pastors’ Passion for God

3 John 1:2

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”

A Prayer for pastors' Passion for God

Dear Jesus, I humbly request that you instill in my Pastor the necessary zeal and passion for you and your kingdom.

May he become more devoted to you and be filled with a profound affection for you. Encourage him to find more fulfillment in the job he undertakes in your name.

May his heart be pulled to you like a moth to a flame, and he never ceases worship at your feet.

I ask you to bless my Pastor with love for you and your kingdom.

Thank you for all he does for the world, and please assist him in being a more excellent example of your love. In Jesus’ name, may his words be full of life. Amen?



11. A Prayer for my Pastor’s Passion for God’s work

Colossians 3:13

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Dear Lord, I pray that you may bless our church’s Pastor with an insatiable desire for you and your kingdom. May he be amazed as he realizes the magnitude of your achievements in creation and salvation.

May his heart be moved to praise you as he sees you at work among his people.

May he bestow the Holy Spirit’s gifts on his people so they would come to know and love the Lord Jesus Christ with all their hearts, minds, and souls?

May he shepherd his sheep into righteousness, righteousness toward salvation; may he teach them how to hunger and thirst for righteousness till they are full to overflowing.



12. A Prayer for Pastor’s Wisdom

 Philippians 4:19

“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

Dear Lord, I ask that you provide my Pastor with esoteric knowledge so he can serve you and execute your job daily.

May he have the insight to realize what is best for our church and the bravery to make the proper decisions to serve you.

May he have the courage to speak up for what is right, even when it is not popular or easy. May he have the wisdom to recognize when not to choose so that he may wait till all conditions are favorable.

I hope you will fill him with light and truth so that he will always lead us in a way that pleases you.


13. A Prayer for Pastor’s Divine Knowledge

Romans 15:13

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Dear Jesus,

I hope you provide my Pastor with divine knowledge so he can serve you and perform your job daily. May he always be able to determine what is best for the individuals in his care and make sound judgments.

May he be wise in dealing with people’s needs and difficulties. May he be discerning when it comes to money and investments.

May he be patient while dealing with persons who do not listen or grasp what is being spoken to them.

May he be able to counsel and guide people who seek his advice?

I pray that you will keep him safe and assist him in leading this ministry with confidence and conviction! I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen!

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