Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith....Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account (Hebrews 13:7, 17).
The Bible reminds us to faithfully pray for our pastors and spiritual leaders, and to follow their example. It also directs us to obey them and submit to them in the Lord. This biblical instruction, of course, is based on the fact that our pastor and spiritual leaders are preaching and teaching the true Word of God, as well as living it out. Pastors are reminded that one day they must give an account to God for the stewardship of their ministry. Those of us who have godly pastors must remember to pray for them, especially in troubled times like these. Christians who are under the ministry of pastors who are not upholding the Word of God should flee from their influence for the sake of their own spiritual welfare and that of their families.
Lord, bless and keep my pastor today. Bless his life, his family and his ministry. Help me to show my support for him as I take my place and carry out my responsibilities in the congregation. This I pray in Jesus' Name, Amen.