Day 36: Church Elders
Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. - Acts 20:28
Our Father, today we pray for the elders/pastors/shepherds of our churches. We pray that they will be on guard for all the flock and that they will be open to the Holy Spirit to lead them in their calling. Lord, give them the wisdom they need to make the best decisions for the church. Lord, may they lead is such a way that is pleasing to you and beneficial to your people.
Lord, protect our church elders. Keep the devil away from your servants. Bless their families and their church families. We are thankful for everything they do. We are especially thankful for their prayers for the church. May your light shine bright in the hearts of our church elders. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.