How to pray for others
Being in a position of influence in a church is a very privileged place to be. The Bible is filled with great men and women who God allowed to have influence in His church. And now, He has chosen us to have influence over His body that is located in Bethalto.
This is a position that neither you nor I should take lightly. It is a great honor to be allowed to work within the church and we need to be mindful of those who God has allowed us to lead.
In our daily prayer time, we need to be remember those whom we have influence over. Colossians 1:9-14 provides us with a guide for how we should be praying for those who look to us for leadership.
9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
It breaks out like this, pray that…
they will understand God’s will.
they gain spiritual wisdom.
they live a life pleasing and honoring to God.
they do kind things for others.
they know God better and better.
they are filled with God’s strength.
they endure in patience.
they stay full of Christ’s joy.
they always be thankful.
they recall God’s forgiveness of their sins.
I hope this helps when you are praying for those you are influencing!