Prayer Focus for the Staff, Leaders, and People of the Church

Prayer for the pastor, staff and laity leadership of the church:

Pray for protection against the plans of the enemy. Declare “no weapon formed against Pastor ___________________________, and family members ___________________________ will prosper, and every tongue that rises against them will be cast down.” (Isaiah 54:17)

Pray that the urgent of the day will not interfere with God’s will for Pastor ___________________________’s tasks of the day.

Pray that your pastor will maintain focus on what he/she is to do daily, free from distraction.

Pray for godly discernment and wisdom for pastor(s), staff and leadership. (James 1:5; Ephesians 1:16-17)

Ask that Pastor ___________________________ would “trust in the Lord with all his/her heart and lean not on his/her own understanding. In all his/her ways acknowledging God so that He will direct his path.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Pray that the church’s staff and leadership would be covered and protected by God, who will give angels charge over them to keep them wherever they go. (Psalm 91:11)

Pray that the staff of ___________________________ Church would do the work of God without growing weary or faint. (Isaiah 40:30-31)

Pray that the church’s staff and leadership would put God’s desires before their own, trying to do God’s will for their life and ministry.

Pray that the leaders of the church’s ministries “might trust the power of God rather than human wisdom.” (1 Cor. 2:5)

Pray that all leaders would “live wisely and fair, with a devout and disciplined life.” (Titus 1:8)

Pray for the pastor, staff and leadership to daily put on the full Armor of God, using it to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Ask that they will stand their ground, putting on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, pray that they will put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that they will be fully prepared. Ask the Lord to arm them with faith as their shield to stop the fiery arrows of the enemy. Pray that they will put on as their helmet salvation, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. (Ephesians 6:13-17)

Prayer for musicians or worship leaders:

Pray that ___________________________ Church’s musicians would have the heart of David for worship of God.

Pray that the musicians and singers of the church would “sing of God’s love and justice. That they would praise the Lord with songs.” (Psalm 101:1)

Pray that the musicians, choir, and/or praise and worship team, would “shout with joy to the Lord, and worship the Lord with gladness. Pray that they would come before God, singing with joy.” (Psalm 100:1-2)

Prayer for the people of the church:

Pray that all people of ___________________________ Church will “let love be their highest goal.” (1 Cor. 14:1a)

Pray that the people of the church will “let their love for each other overflow more and more, and that they will keep on growing in their knowledge and understanding.” (Philippians 1:9)

Pray that the people of ___________________________ Church would “agree wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one heart and purpose.” (Philippians 2:2)

Pray that the congregation would “be of one mind, full of sympathy toward each other, loving one another with tender hearts and humble minds. (1 Peter 3:8)

Pray that ___________________________ Church people would live “a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 14:17)

Pray that each person will “devote ourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.” (Colossians 4: 2)

Pray that the people of ___________________________ Church would “be a living and holy sacrifice” to God’s work in ___________________________. (Romans 12:1)

Pray that it is love that builds up the church, not knowledge. (1 Cor. 8:1)

Pray that the Lord would make peace between each person in the church, breaking down any wall of hostility used to separate them. (Ephesians 2:15)

Pray that God, “who gives us patience and encouragement, will help us live in complete harmony with each other.” (Romans 15:5)

Pray that the people of ___________________________ Church will be united just as the Father, the Son, and the Spirit are One, so that the world will believe. (John 17:11,21)

Pray that the church will be pure and holy by the teachings of God’s words of truth. (John 17:17)

Pray that the Holy Spirit would come upon the people of the church so they will receive power and will tell people everywhere about Jesus. (Acts 1:8)

Pray that the people of ___________________________ Church would meet together regularly and pray continually. (Acts 1:14)

Pray that believers would be united as they lift their voices in prayer. (Acts 4:24)

Pray that “God’s message would be preached in ever-widening circles and that the number of believers would greatly increase.” (Acts 6:7)

Pray that each person of the church would be eager to encourage one another in faith. (Romans 1:12)

Pray that “we can really serve God not in the old way by obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way, by the Spirit.” (Romans 7:6)

Pray that within the church there would be no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)

Pray that the people of ___________________________ Church would not “copy the behaviors and customs of this world, but let God transform us into a new person by changing the way we think. Then we will know what God wants us to do, and we will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.” (Romans 12:2)

Pray for each person to daily put on the full Armor of God, using it to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Ask that they will stand their ground, putting on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, pray that they will put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that they will be fully prepared. Ask the Lord to arm them with faith as their shield to stop the fiery arrows of the enemy. Pray that they will put on as their helmet salvation, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. (Ephesians 6:13-17)