Day 21 – Delight in Christ

Series: 31 Prayers for Pastors 

by Staff October 21, 2022

”Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
– Psalm 37:4

Day 21 – Delight in Christ

John Piper would describe “delighting in christ” in this way, “delighting in God means savoring the diverse excellencies of God, especially as they are manifest in Christ.” He goes on to describe how Christians should delight in God as Savior, as friend, and through the gifts He bestows upon his children.

In this world, we are encouraged and enticed to delight in so many other things, money, fame and power, sex and its allure, sports and teams, family, personal success, and self, but Scripture says we should find our delight in something completely different. We should find our delight (our greatest pleasure) in God himself.

As you pray for your pastor today, consider praying for him in these ways:

  • Genuine delight in the Lord and His ways
  • Recognition of how the Lord provides ways to delight in Him through the little and big things in life
  • Joy that overflows from delighting in Christ

Prayer Prompt

Lord, I pray that my pastor (for a church member)/ I (as a pastor) will be a pastor who finds his delight in you as your word says. Give him a genuine and deep affection for you and your promises. May delight in you provide the energy and stamina to serve you and your church…

*These prayers are a part of our series of prayers for pastors during Pastor Appreciation Month. A new prayer will release every morning throughout the month for pastors and their members to reflect on and pray.

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