Prayer for Wisdom and Guidance:
James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
Heavenly Father, we come before you today to lift up our church staff and ask for your continued guidance and protection over them. We thank you for the hard work and dedication of each individual who serves on the staff, and for their willingness to use their gifts and talents to serve your people.
We pray that you would bless each member of the staff with your love, grace, and wisdom. Help them to feel your presence with them always, and to trust in your guidance as they go about their daily tasks. May all their work be to further the Kingdom. I pray they develop “programs” that are focused on the Word and not programs that are entertaining. Acts 4:29: Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.
We ask that you would give them strength and energy to carry out their duties with excellence and joy, and that you would provide for all of their needs, both physical and spiritual.
We pray that you would bless the work of our church staff, and that you would use them to help your people grow in faith, hope, and love.
And finally, we pray that you would bless the entire church community, and that we would all work together to serve you and to bring your love and light to a world in need.
In your holy and mighty name we pray, Amen.
1 Peter 3:15 “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”
Prayer Hiring the Right Staff:
Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”
Dear Lord, As our church grows and expands, we pray for wisdom and guidance as we search for new leaders and staff members. We ask that you guide us in finding individuals who are not only qualified for the job, but who also align with the values and mission of our church.
Help us to have discernment as we interview and evaluate potential candidates. May we be able to see beyond their resumes and into their hearts, to understand their motivations and passions.
We pray that the individuals we hire will be not only good employees but also good examples of your love and grace to our community. We trust in your provision and guidance, and pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
It is important to remember that the decision of hiring someone is not only about their qualifications and experience but also about their character and alignment with the mission and values of the church. Praying for guidance, wisdom and discernment is a way to seek God’s will in this process.
Phillippians 1:6: “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”