Day 17: River Valley Pastors, Elders, and Deacons

A prayer from one of our Elders:

Heavenly Father, we come to you in the name of Jesus honoring the important roles and responsibilities of our pastors, elders and deacons. Thank You for the call and anointing on their lives as they lead and feed the church — and demonstrate lives of faith, sacrifice and good works. Thank you for their faithfulness and commitment to watch over our souls (Hebrews 13:17) and to share the Word of God and their lives with us (1 Thessalonians 2:1). We “thank you for all the good that has come from their lives, and follow the example of their faith.” (Hebrews 13:7).

May their personal relationship with Jesus Christ be renewed and refreshed and be the number one priority and passion in their lives. May their personal identities as children of God confirm the love of the Father and fuel their callings and desires to do more for the kingdom. And may their friendship with and trust in the Holy Spirit grow more intimate and powerful as they spend more and more time with Him in prayer and fellowship as a trusted personal friend.

Thank you for their genuine care for the flock that has been entrusted to them. May they continue to watch over it willingly as they are eager to serve God (Titus 5:2). Refresh them when they feel weak or exhausted and speak boldly to them about Your plans and dreams for the church.

May they continue to work together in unity as they “equip God’s people to do His work and to build up the church, the body of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:12). Bless our pastors, elders and deacons. Amen and Amen!

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