5. Pray for your church leaders.
To fully prepare for worship each Sunday, we should all be ‘prayed up.’ Your prayer should be for your pastors to be led by the unction, power, and strength of the Holy Spirit.
In 1 Thessalonians 5:25, Paul simply requests, “Brethren, pray for us.” In his writing to the Colossians, he explains further, “[w]ithal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds” (Colossians 4:3).
Try praying for your Sunday school teachers in the same fashion. Additionally, you should pray for those who are in charge of the music portion of the service, that each song is sung and each instrument played to resound the victory of our risen Savior!
Your music leader does not use a random number generator on his smartphone to select hymns. Similarly, the valued and passionate Sunday school teacher does more than just randomly select a book of the Bible and have attendees read verses until the clock reaches 10:50 a.m.
The structure, content, and presentation of every aspect of a Sunday service should have resulted from the prayer of the church’s members. If any part of the service fails to live up to your individual expectations, make sure the deficiency is not from the lack of your fervent and dedicated prayer claiming God’s power and presence in His house of worship.
Chad Napier is a believer in Christ, attorney at law, wannabe golfer, runner, dog lover, and writer. He enjoys serving his church as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, and at his golf devotion par3sixteen.com. He and his wife Brandi reside in Tennessee with their canine son Alistair.
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