DAY 19 - Pray For Our Pastors and Spiritual Leaders

DAY 19 - Pray For Our Pastors and Spiritual Leaders

Pastor Ray McClintock

Word of Faith

Southfield, MI

Welcome to day 19 of Word of Faith’s 30 days of prayer devotions. I am Pastor Ray

McClintock. I serve under Bishop Butler here at the headquarters church in Southfield,

Michigan. I have the honor today of encouraging you to pray for your pastor. First

Timothy chapter 2, 1-4 says, “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers,

intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are

in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men

to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” Here at the headquarters

church, Bishop Butler has a minister from his ministerial staff lead the congregation in

prayer on Sundays and Wednesdays. First Timothy chapter 2, 1-4 is our foundational

Scripture for our pre-service prayer. God gives us the responsibility to pray for all

of those that are in authority - that’s authority in the workplace, in government, in

education, in every area of our lives. Those that are in authority need our prayers

and God requires us to pray for them. But most importantly, we pray for our pastors

because first Corinthians chapter 12, verse 28 tells us that God set in the church

pastors. God set them and He set them to be spiritual authorities over us to teach us,

to grow us up spiritually. The term that God ‘set’ means He fixed and established the

ministry office of the pastor. God established the responsibilities of the pastor, as well

as established the responsibilities for us to our pastors. The pastor is the key to the

local church’s success. Those who attend make up the local church and the pastor

has the responsibility established by God to pray for the members that make up the

local church. Mark chapter 6, verse 33 tells us to seek ye first the kingdom of God,

which is seeking God’s way of doing things and being right. What God has set, let no

man be responsible for not following the laws of the kingdom. God is the one who set

the natural world in Genesis. He set the moon and the stars, along with earth. The

natural orbit is still in operation, as well as the spiritual world. The natural world was

created by the spiritual world. Let us do our part in promoting and supporting the

kingdom of God, and what God has set by praying for our pastors. God bless you all.