”He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.”
– Titus 1:9
Day 28 – Conviction in Age of Uncertainty
In their roles, pastors are often tasked with overseeing and expected to exemplify the truths of Scripture to their church through their preaching, teaching, shepherding, and personal testimony. In a society opposed to truth, clarity, and conviction, pastors face the daunting task of holding fast to the truths laid out in Scripture. As we move towards the end of Pastor Appreciation Month, let us take the time to pray for pastors in the days ahead. As the cultural continues to move in every direction, the church will be tasked with staying centered on the sound doctrine and truth it proclaims.
Let’s pray for pastors that they may lead with conviction and in the following ways:
- Lead with conviction and clarity in confusing days ahead
- Hold steadfast to the truth of Scripture
- Ability to kindly and truthfully articulate the Gospel and its implications
Lord, I pray that my pastor (for a church member)/ I (as a pastor) may trust your word with all their heart and lean not on their own understanding in a society already seeking to do so. Give them conviction and clarity in their role as shepherd of your church. May they hold fast to and have confidence in your plan for the church and their part in your redemptive story…
*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.