Praying for Your Pastor

Posted on January 29, 2024 by Elizabeth Welte in Freedom Fighters

Good morning, brothers. Starting this afternoon, we will be ministering to Pastors and their wives as well as other ministry leaders.

At America’s Keswick, we are committed to serving Pastors, ministry leaders, and the local church.

A recent report affirmed that 48% of Pastors are considering quitting their positions. That is so alarming.


The greatest gift you can give to your Pastor and ministry leaders is to PRAY for them DAILY. I shared this back in 2013, but it certainly bears repeating:

Pray –


  1. That [your pastor] would know and love the living God, would have a saving interest in Christ, being purchased by His blood, and thus would be bound to the Lord by the indissoluble bond of the Holy Spirit.
  2. That [your pastor] would know, embrace and ever more deeply understand the Gospel and be shaped by it in life and ministry.
  3. That [your pastor] would be a useful servant of the Lord, that he would know and love God’s Word, God’s people, and God’s kingdom; that he would be used to build it up and so that it prevails even against Hell’s gates.
  4. That [your pastor] would study, practice and teach the Word of the Lord, by the grace of the Holy Spirit.
  5. That [your pastor] would love to pray, because he loves to commune with his God, and that he would be a man of prayer, characteristically.
  6. That [your pastor] would be ever dependent upon and filled with the Spirit; and that he would possess true Spiritual wisdom.
  7. That [your pastor] would be holy unto the Lord. That his tongue and heart would be wholly God’s.
  8. That [your pastor] would be kept from pride, and especially spiritual pride. That the Lord himself would be gracious to slay pride in him, and that your pastor would endeavor to always be putting pride to death, by the grace of the Holy Spirit.
  9. That God would give [your pastor] guidance as to where to focus his efforts in ministry.
  10. That He would protect [your pastor] from himself, from the enemy of his soul, and from all earthly enemies.
  11. That no decision which [your pastor] ever makes or desire that [your pastor] ever pursues would restrict his ability to pour his whole soul into the Gospel ministry.
  12. That many would be converted and many built up under [your pastor]’s ministry, to God’s glory alone.
  13. That the Lord would bless [your pastor]’s wife, [. . . ], with holiness and happiness, Gospel assurance and Gospel rest.
  14. That God would make [your pastor] a decent husband and father.
  15. That [your pastor] would be a good friend to his wife, and love her self-sacrificially,
  16. That [your pastor] would be a good daddy to his children. That they would love God, their parents and the church.
  17. That [your pastor] would be a testimony in the home so that his wife might be able to respect him when he is in the pulpit, and so that [your pastor] will be able to feed her soul, along with the rest of the congregation.


Will you take up the challenge? I trust you will. This is so important.

Embraced by God,

Bill Welte, CEO
America’s Keswick



Written by Dr. Bill Welte: Bill has been the President & CEO of America’s Keswick for 26+ years, living and breathing Keswick’s message of Victory every day. He has an empowering gift with people leaving each one with an impressionable sense of God’s love, grace, and truth. He hosts & leads various Keswick events, as well as speaking at numerous churches in the tri-state area. He now lives off-campus with his childhood sweetheart of 40+ years, Jan. They have four married kids and 12 amazing grandkids. In his personal time, he loves to read and weekly writes for Keswick’s Freedom Fighter blogs.

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