“Brethren, pray for us” (1 Thessalonians 5:25).
Paul writes to the church at Thessalonica sharing very specific commands, reminders, principles, and applications. Then he concludes the epistle by requesting that the folks remember to pray for them. This is a tender, thoughtful statement. Tomorrow is the Lord’s Day when believers will gather to worship the Lord. Your pastor will stand before the church family to share God’s Word and present it in a way that is understandable. He will then seek to help you by explaining the meaning and helping you to apply it. A group of pastors were traveling along one day when one shared with the group about the encouraging note he received from someone in the church. He relayed that the note said, “I am glad you came to us. I am glad you stay with us. I am glad you preach the truth to us. I am glad you are our pastor. Praying for you.” The other pastors chatted about the notes they receive, except for Pastor Dave. He sat silently looking out the window, half-thinking and half-praying as he silently whispered, “I wonder if anyone prays for me and the services?” It was a major question on his mind. Do you pray for your pastor and do you let him know of your prayers?
For today: When you pray for your pastor today, don’t keep it a secret. Tell him.