Pastor Appreciation Month 2021 - Hero

Lifting Up Our Pastors in Prayer

October Is Pastor Appreciation Month

This month, we celebrate the leadership of our 3 pastors. The Prayer Ministry invites you to join with the Alpharetta Methodist family as we pray for Rev. David Walters, Rev. Brad Greene and Rev. Terri Henkel.

Pastor Appreciation Prayer

Dear Jesus,

I thank you that you that you have given us such dedicated pastors to lead us and care for us.

They are earthly representatives of you, our Good Shepherd, bringing rest to our souls when we are weary and guiding us onto your good path when we have lost our way.

Reward them with your favor and grace. Help them to feel our gratitude and love. Bless them with renewed energy. Watch over their families and loved ones. Protect them. Guide them.

We join with you in saying to them, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” May they always feel your presence and your pleasure in all that they do for your Kingdom.

Amen.

Prayer for Rev. David Walters

Dear Lord,

Thank you for blessing Alpharetta Methodist with David as senior pastor of our church. His strong commit to Christ, along with his discipline and love for the Word and preaching from the Bible, shine through in every church service and interaction that I have had with him. Lord, I pray that you will continue to bless our church with David’s leadership and love for his congregation for many years to come, and I pray that you will continue to bless him, his family and our church.

In Christ’s name I ask these things.

Amen.

Prayer for Alpharetta Methodist Ministerial Staff

Dear Lord,

I am grateful that you have blessed Alpharetta Methodist with ministers who are committed to preaching from your Word and how they continue to shine the light of Christ in their interactions with our congregation from the pulpit, as well as in other group settings and individual meetings. I pray that you continue to bless them and their families, as well as our church family, as a result of their collective strong commitment to Christ.

In His precious name I ask these things.

Amen.

Prayer for Our Pastors

Heavenly Father, such Praise I lift to you, this day, for our amazing and wonderful pastors (David, Brad and Terri), who so faithfully lead us in this walk of faith, here on Earth. Thank you for their love of you, dear God, that they share with us through the Gospel messages. Each of them has a passion for their calling, and that is so evident in all they do in your name. I pray all this in your Son’s holy name.

Amen

Thank you, David, Terri and Brad, for the work you do for Alpharetta Methodist. You are truly a blessing to this church. I am praising God, not only today but each day, to be so blessed to have you shepherd us with such love and grace.

Prayer of Clarity and Vision for Our Pastors

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Dear Heavenly Father ,

Thank you for our pastors who seek you with a whole heart. The pastors’ singular desire, Lord, is to serve and please you. So, Father, show our pastors the way. Give each pastor your vision, grant your clarity, make the complex simple. and then give the pastors boldness to step out in faith to accomplish your plans for our ministry and for our church. It’s easy to be distracted by many voices, so, Father, let our pastors hear but one voice, and let that voice be yours.

These things I pray with hope and expectation, in Jesus’s name.

Amen

Prayer for Our Pastors

Heavenly Father, such Praise I lift to you, this day, for our amazing and wonderful pastors (David, Brad and Terri), who so faithfully lead us in this walk of faith, here on Earth. Thank you for their love of you, dear God, that they share with us through the Gospel messages. Each of them has a passion for their calling, and that is so evident in all they do in your name. I pray all this in your Son’s holy name.

Amen

Dear David, Terri and Brad, may the Lord bless and keep you. May his face continue to shine on each of you, give your peace and lift you up each day.

Prayer for Guidance for Our Pastors

Holy Spirit,

Guide our pastors. Walk in front of our shepherds as a lamp unto their feet. Walk beside them as one walks with a friend. Walk behind them as a strong tower.

Amen

Prayer for Our Pastors’ Families

Good Gracious Lord,

I ask you to bless the families of our pastors each day. Keep them safe, and let them know how important their presence is to Alpharetta Methodist.

Amen.

More Ways to Pray for Our Pastors

  • Prayers for their safety and good health
  • Prayers for their families
  • Prayers for their minds to continue to creatively find ways to reach new people for Christ
  • Prayers for God’s guidance as they lead this church