Here are five passages of scripture that will guide you as you pray for your shepherd.
1. Romans 12:2
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2)With Romans 12:2 we can pray that God will always be transforming our Pastor's mind, so that he will always be walking in His will and pleasing Him.
2. Isaiah 50:4-5
The Lord God has given me
the tongue of those who are taught,
that I may know how to sustain with a word
him who is weary.
Morning by morning he awakens;
he awakens my ear
to hear as those who are taught.
The Lord God has opened my ear,
and I was not rebellious;
I turned not backward. (Isaiah 50:4-5)
With this passage from Isaiah, we can pray that our pastor will speak as God has instructed, sustaining the weary. Pray that God will teach your pastor from His heart.
3. Proverbs 20:27
The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts. (Proverbs 20:27)We can use Proverbs 20:27 to pray that God will search our pastor's soul and renew him from the inside out!
4. Hebrews 13:20-21
Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13:20-21)This is a great prayer for God to equip your pastor to do His will.
5. Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (Romans 15:13)This is a great prayer to ask the Lord to fill your pastor with His joy and peace. Pray that God will grow your pastor's trust in the Lord every day and pray that your pastor will overflow with hope and peace to the congregation.