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July 6: A Prayer for Our Church Staff and Their Families

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Sovereign Father, we thank You for our church staff and their families.  We thank You for providing the funds and resources so that Your business can be conducted at this church.  We thank You for blessing our church with capable and dedicated staff members.  Thank You for the sacrifices that the staff members make for the advancement of Your Kingdom.  We give thanks to You, Lord, for You are good.  Your mercy endures forever.  Gracious Father, holy and righteous is Your Name.  The heavens proclaim Your glory and the skies display Your craftsmanship.  Day after day they continue to speak and night after night they make sure You are known!  Lord, You are our source and in You do we place our trust.

Faithful Father, we declare that our church staff will recognize those who labor among them and they will esteem each other in love.  We confess that they will be at peace with each other. They will comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak and be patient to all.  They will not render evil for evil; but they will pursue good.  We confess that they will not quench the Holy Spirit, but they will test all things and hold fast to what is good.  Our church staff will abstain from every form of evil. They will aspire to lead quiet lives, mind their own business, and work with their own hands as they are commanded.  We confess that the fruit of the Spirit will be operative in the lives of our church staff and their family members and they will be faithful stewards over what You have given to them.  As our church staff meets the needs of Your Kingdom, we trust that You will supply all of their needs from Your glorious riches which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.  Lord, we confess that we will support our church staff and their families with our prayers and we will volunteer to participate in ministry.

List the names of two church staff members and include their names in the text below as you pray for them:

Wonderful Father, we ask You to keep _____________ (insert names) in perfect peace as they keep their minds on You, and trust in You. Lord, touch their hearts to perform every task assigned to them with excellence and great prudence.  Please remind them to make the most of all their time.  Please help them to lead balanced lives with their families as they respond to the demands of ministry.  Father, please bless their homes, their marriages, and their children.  Help our church staff to eat well, get enough sleep and exercise.  Please protect them and their families from the onslaught of the enemy and the disrespect of people.  Holy Spirit, encourage our Church Family to do their part in ministry to support our church staff.

Merciful Father, forgive our church staff and their family members for their sins.  Please forgive them for anger, frustration, fear, anxiety, dissension and contention. Forgive those who do not seek Your wisdom on how to perform their jobs.  Forgive those who have do not manage their time well.  Forgive those who are not pursuing a strong relationship with You.  Forgive those of us who are not praying consistently for our church staff and their family members.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our church staff and their families to forgive each other and other people, and please help them to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive.  (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Omnipotent Father, help our church staff and their families to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Triumphant King, You will sit on Your throne forever.  Your fame will endure to every generation.  Your deeds have been recorded so that future generations, a people not yet born, will praise Your Name.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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