Prayer On The Life Of A Minister

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There is no substitute for prayer in the life of a minister. It is something that has to be an intentional part of every day, but this is not always an easy task. Even Jesus had to work to incorporate prayer into his daily routine rising early and going away from the others to spend time with God (Mark 1:35-37). If a minister is not careful, finding time to pray can feel like a burden, yet, it is one of the most precious privileges that was bought for mankind through the blood of Jesus Christ. Prayer for a minister goes beyond the developing of a vibrant relationship with God. A Pastor is called to pray the prayers of the people, he is to pray with the sick and poor and he is to teach his people the importance of prayer and how to incorporate it into their daily lives. A Foundation of Prayer The Bible states that there will always be people in need, and it is our duty to reach out and help to the best of our ability (Deuteronomy 15:11). Hebrews 13:2 is a reminder not to miss an opportunity to show kindness to a stranger, it just might be an angel that is being cared for. Matthew 25:34 36 gives further clarification on how to serve the needy; “For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.” (NASB) Serving others is how God uses his people to help others experience his love.
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