Bible Verses to Help Encourage Your Pastor
The Bible has a lot to say to and about leaders. We can share these verses with our pastors to encourage and uplift them, and we can also include these verses in prayer. In the midst of such much trouble and uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic, consider sharing one of the verses below with your pastor.
1. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”
2. Psalm 121:1-2
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”
3. Isaiah 43:19
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
4. Romans 12:11-12
“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
5. Romans 8:31
“If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Pastors are inspiring people who have answered the call to follow God by giving their lives to preach, teach, shepherd, disciple, and share the Gospel. During the pandemic, many are feeling weary, discouraged, and have had their ideas about ministry turned upside down.
We see pastors around the globe, though, continuing to be the hands and feet of Christ. They are using this time to create new ministries, to reach more people, and to do their best to share the Gospel message of hope in Jesus. They truly need our prayers as they lead us in these unprecedented times.
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