6 Helpful Prayers for Church Leadership

Our church leaders do so much to help their community. They donate to those in need. They offer a shoulder to cry on. They prepare sermons and lessons to guide us. As you pray for everyone else in your community, do not forget to pray for the ecclesiastical leaders in your life. As we offer prayers for church leadership, our power to help them in their work increases.

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To help support the Church you might also share a prayer for Church growth or perhaps a prayer for unity in the Church.


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Prayer to Support Church Leaders

Dear Lord, please help our church leader remain strong and steadfast. They work hard to bring Your love and voice to those who need it and are faced with trials too.

Help their work not be in vain and hold them up when they need your loving help.

I ask this through Christ,


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Prayer for the Families of Church Leaders

Holy God, thank you for your endless mercy and support. I know that through you and your divine power all things are possible. Thank you for sending wise leaders who guide and help our community to grow.

God, these leaders work so hard for us. They devote countless hours to taking care of the sheep in our fold. I am grateful for their dedication. I pray now that you will place a special blessing on their families. They have added burdens as they support someone who gives so much.

I pray that you will help them have patience. Let them be patient as their family member works toward guiding our congregation. Please bless them with the emotional fortitude to support someone who does so much to support others. God, please bless this family that they will receive strength and that they will know of my gratitude for all that they do.

I ask this prayer with humility, Amen.

Prayer for the Physical Health of Church Leaders

Father in Heaven, thank you for blessing me in so many countless ways. Thank you for guiding me to a community wherein I can flourish. I humbly thank you for your grace and mercy as I work to improve my relationship with you.

I pray now for the leader of my congregation. I pray that you will watch over their health. Keep them from injury and illness. Please keep them safe so that they may continue to guide our congregation on the paths of righteousness.

Bless them that they will have the energy to teach and serve without growing weary. Bless them with the fortitude and endurance to carry on, even when they may be tired. Bless them that as they rest, they will recuperate easily and fully so that they may carry on doing your work.

I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Prayer for the Mental Health of Church Leaders

Holy God, thank you for blessing our congregation with a firm, faithful leader. Thank you for hearing and answering their prayers on our behalf. I graciously accept your will as you guide my life.

Father, I want to express my gratitude for the service of the leader of our congregation. Thank you for providing someone who mourns with me as I mourn and comforts me in my need. They have been a blessing for so many people.

Holy God, I know that it may not be easy to always stand with those who grieve or who need spiritual nourishment. Please bless them so that they will have extra mental strength. Bless them with endurance and empathy. Please protect them from mental ills, and help them to stay strong so they may continue to serve and do your work.

Thank you for all of the blessings you give every day.

I pray this in Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

Prayer for Guidance on Lessons

Prayer for Church LeadershipDear Father in Heaven, thank you for sending guidance to all of us here on Earth. I humbly thank you for showing me the paths that will lead me closer to you. I express my gratitude for the opportunity I have to study your Holy word. Thank you for the lessons you teach me through the leaders of your church here on Earth.

As these leaders prepare sermons and lessons for us, please guide them. Speak messages to their hearts that will benefit our congregation. Help the words come easily, so they may continue their studies in depth. Please help them find the communications that will help our community and increase our faith in you.

I pray for these things and accept your guidance and will, Amen.

You could also say a prayer for Bible study.

Prayer for Guidance on Church Leadership Decisions

Holy God, thank you for hearing and answering our prayers. Thank you for guiding us on paths of righteousness and towards truth. Thank you for sending your servants here on Earth to work with us and protect us spiritually.

We pray now that you will help guide these church leaders as they make decisions for our congregation. Bless them that they will know how best to keep your church in a financially sound position. Guide them to the opportunities where they can be of most service in our community.

Please give them the knowledge of what is right as they make the decisions that will guide our community. Help them to know what will uplift our souls and guide more people towards the path of truth.

We express our gratitude again as we close this prayer, Amen.

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Prayer for Increased Empathy

Father in Heaven, we humbly pray and thank you for your spirit and its power in our lives. Thank you for helping us throughout all aspects of our existence. Thank you for your strength and wisdom. Thank you for sending leaders to our congregation who listen to your guidance and who direct us with compassion.

We pray now that you will grant these leaders extra empathy. Help them to remain emotionally strong. Bless them with the power to see people as you see them. Please help them to know how to guide your followers, regardless of their background or current situation in life.

Bless them that as they listen to the concerns of the members of their congregation, they will have peace of mind and clarity of direction. Please help them know how to help and where to direct us so that we may be instruments in your hands.

We are so grateful for the blessings you have given us. We are grateful for our leaders and the support they provide.

We offer this prayer for church leadership today in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Bible Verses for Church Leadership

You will need to appoint some competent leaders who respect God and are trustworthy and honest. Then put them over groups of 10, 50, 100, and 1,000. – Exodus 18:21

The Bible is clear that efficient and competent leadership is vital for the success of any organization, including the Church. In Exodus 18:21, Moses is instructed by God to appoint leaders who are both trustworthy and honest.

This passage emphasizes the importance of having competent leaders who are able to provide guidance and direction. It also highlights the need for those leaders to be individuals of integrity who can be trusted to act in the best interests of those they are responsible for.

With an upright heart, he shepherded them and guided them with his skillful hand. – Psalm 78:72

The Bible is clear that those who are called to leadership positions in the Church are to be people of upright character. This does not mean that they will be perfect, but rather that they will be men who seek to live according to God’s standards.

This verse from Psalm 78 is a reminder that those who are called to lead the Church should do so with humility and Integrity. It is also a reminder that they must be willing to put the needs of others above their own. When leaders keep these things in mind, they can be confident that they are doing what God has called them to do. If you feel this calling (or you feel drawn to one) consider sharing a prayer for vocations.

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