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We Must Pray for Pastor Phil

As members of FBC, it is our responsibility to pray for our pastor. Paul emphatically says “Pray for us” (Heb. 13:18)! Oh Mighty Warrior, we need to pray for Phil!

To “pray” here means to go before God earnestly on behalf of. Please understand that this is a whole lot more than just “Father, please bless our pastor.” We need to commit, right here and right now, that we will faithfully, sincerely and seriously pray for Phil. This is a command God has given. Let me give you a quick Greek lesson.

This verb to “pray” in this verse is written in the present tense, active voice, and imperative mood.

You do want Phil to be in a right relationship with God, right? You do want him to understand what God’s Word says and what God’s will is, right? You do want him to be free from any sin that would hinder his ministry, right? Never assume that these things will automatically happen, simply because he’s the pastor. We must pray for him daily. Paul said, “You must help us by prayer” (2 Cor. 1:11). In 1 Thessalonians 5:25 and again in 2 Thessalonians 3:1 Paul urges, “Brethren, pray for us!”

Don’t know what to pray for? Here are some things that Phil is in need of:

That’s only scratching the surface of what we should be faithfully and consistently praying for our pastor. And somehow we think that asking God to be with him and bless him is sufficient. That’s just plain ‘ol selfishness and laziness on our part.