IMAGINE WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN in our churches if our pastors were covered in prayer by their congregations.
Pastors are the target of much criticism, the subject of gossip, the bull’s eye for harsh words. What if, instead, the pastor became the subject of passionate prayer?
Would you commit yourself to pray daily for your pastor? Would you rally others to the same commitment? Would you be willing to see what God could do through a church whose pastor is covered head-to-toe in heaven’s power released through the prayers of the church? The prayers of the church are the most powerful prayer force in the cosmos.
“His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Eph 3:10-12).
Imagine churches with a vision to mature people beyond just salvation, to help people find their role in society and encourage them to live it out biblically supernaturally. What if people were taught to find their ministry and vocation in the same endeavor?
Pray for the church (the Ecclesia), that we take seriously the command to love one another and serve one another.