“So the Lord said to Moses, ‘Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit of leadership, and lay your hand on him Have him stand before Eleazar the priest and the entire assembly and commission him in their presence. Give him some of your authority so the whole Israelite community will obey him’.” Numbers 27:18-20
Lord God, When you commission a man and he is installed into your service to serve as a pastor, you assure him that you will be with him and keep him. You pour out your Spirit on him and fill him with a spirit of power, of love, and of self-control. Lord God, when you call a an or woman and they are installed into your service in your church, you assure them that you will be with them and keep them. You promise to equip and enable them to do the work to which they have been called. Lord God, today I pray for pastors, teachers, staff ministers, and all who serve your church. Pour out your Spirit on them. Give them tools and the ability that they need to serve you well. Give them the strength to carry out their responsibilities. Give them wisdom to do the work. And Lord, help me to support them, to obey them, and to follow them. Thank you, dear Lord, for those whom you have given me, for those who serve me with the Word. Support and help them as they work for me. Amen.