Monday, September 24, 2012

Pastors Appreciation Month




Having been a pastor's wife for well over 25 years I know first hand the heavy burdens they carry and lay at their Savior's feet. The month of October is set aside for Pastors Appreciation. My challenge to you today is to remember your pastor and his family every month. Here are some sites that might give you some helpful suggestions on just how you can show them how much you appreciate their faithful service to you and your church.


http://www.tnbaptist.org/page.asp?page=181

http://www.my-pastor.com/pastor-appreciation.html


http://www.pastor-appreciation.net/

http://www.peggiesplace.com/pastorappreciation.htm

http://newsroom.hallmark.com/holiday/clergy-appreciation-month

http://www.pastorappreciationministries.org/

http://www.my-pastor.com/pastor-appreciation-ideas.html

http://www.my-pastor.com/pastor-appreciation-scripture.html




Praying For Pastor's Family

1Pet 4:8...........Father, I pray that their family members love one another.
1Pet 4:9...........That they are hospitable to one another without complaint.
1Pet 4:11.........Serving by the strength that You supply,
1Pet 4:11.........so that in all things You may be glorified.
1Thes 5:11.......I pray that they encourage one another, comfort, edify,
Acts 20:32.......and build one another up.
Mt 18:19..........That they stand in agreement in every area of their lives,
Neh 8:10..........Letting the joy of the Lord be their strength,
Col 3:15...........with the peace of God ruling in their hearts.
Ps 138:8..........Father, I thank You that You're perfecting
Ps 138:8..........everything concerning them.
Ps 92:10..........Anoint them with fresh oil.
Ps 103:5..........Satisfy them with good things,
Ps 103:5..........So that their youth is renewed like the eagle's.
Ps 92:14..........In old age they shall still bear fruit,
Ps 92:14..........and be fresh and flourishing.
Ps 91:16..........With a long life You will satisfy them.
Job 1:10...........Father, place a hedge of protection
Job 1:10...........around them, around their household,
Job 1:10...........and around all that they have on every side.
Ps 34:7............I thank You that the angel of the Lord encamps
Ps 34:7............round about them and delivers them from all evil,
Ps 91:3............from the snare of the fowler, from every pestilence,
Ps 91:10..........and that no plague will come near their dwelling.
Prov 3:24..........They shall lie down and their sleep shall be sweet.
Prov 16:7..........Because their ways please You Lord,
Prov 16:7..........You make their enemies to be at peace with them.
Deut 29:9..........They keep Your word and do it,
Deut 29:9..........therefore, they prosper in all that they do.
Jn 15:4.............Because they abide in You and delight them selves in You,
Ps 37:4............You give them the desires of their heart.
1Pet 5:6............And because they humble themselves, exalt them in due season.
1Pet 4:19..........I thank You Father that they are committed to You, to doing good,
1Pet 5:7...........casting all their cares upon You, for You care for them.
1Pet 5:8...........That they are sober, vigilant, continually resisting the devil,
1Pet 5:9...........and steadfast in their faith.
1Pet 5:10..........Father, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle them in Jesus' name

9 comments:

Susan said...

Hi Michelle,

Great word and reminders to pray for our pastors, (and wives).

My husband was a pastor for 12 years, I KNOW first hand the sacrafices made for the body of Christ.

I pray your church makes you feel special and loved.

May God continue to give you the grace to shepard your sheep♥

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

As a pastor's wife, this is great! Our church has been awesome this month. Dinners, lunches, money and just lots of love shown!

He & Me + 3 said...

Thank you for posting this because my dad is a pastor and they do need all the support and prayers they can get. What a tough job sometimes...I mean calling.

Pia said...

hi michelle. may you, your husband and your ministry be blessed more.

Cathy said...

A very sweet post, Michelle ~ The picture is so pretty with the verse. I pray all of those wonderful blessings for your family, Dear.

Saleslady371 said...

What a thoughtful post for our pastors. Mine will be blessed for it!

Debbie said...

I didn't know that October was pastor's appreciation month. I'll be sure to send a card to mine but even more so to pray. I love that you included specific verses of Scripture to pray.

I hope you are doing well in PA. I know there are many changes in your life. I also hope that your mom appreciates the sacrifice you've made to care for her.

We miss you in Arizona.

Love,
Debbie

Denise said...

Amen.

Karen said...

Beautiful reminder of the love, commitment, and sacrifices of our pastors and their wives....