”But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
– Acts 1:8
Day 24 – Witness to Local Community
As a pastor’s kid, I was keenly aware of the witness of the pastor and his family in the local community. Even though I grew up in a smaller community, it often happens in larger communities too. Pastors (and their families) are often viewed through a certain lense to those in the community, but not necessarily in their church or any church. Pastors, just like all believers, should live a life that reflects Christ in all areas of life including in public, whether that’s at local community events, during sporting events, or at the local groery store.
As we continue praying for pastors, let’s pray for their witness to the local community. Here are a few ways to pray for him and his family:
- Being salt and light in their community
- Living that reflects Christ
- Willingness to engage lostness in their community
- Grace from others when they make mistakes
Lord, I pray that my pastor (for a church member)/ I (as a pastor) will reflect Christ as he engages as a part of my community. Give him opportunities to share the Gospel, reflect how you’ve transformed him and his family through the cross, and allow the witness of the church to be one that is pleasing to our community…
*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.