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“Pray Fervently For Preachers”

Key Verse

  “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you” (2 Thessalonians 3:1).

Text — 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5


All Christians are to preach the gospel wherever they are as the persecuted early Church in Jerusalem did when many of them fled to Samaria and other places, such as: Phenice, Cyprus, and Antioch (Acts 11:19). However, in a restricted sense, preachers are ordained or appointed ministers of the gospel. They may be pastors, bishops, evangelists or missionaries. Many of these people serve on full time basis, while others still retain their secular employments as doctors, teachers, bankers or businessmen. The preacher’s work often entails hardship, risk, rejection of the word and persecution; hence they need our prayers.

In our text, Apostle Paul gave three reasons why he and his companions needed prayers. These are: (i) that the word of God may have free entrance among the people(ii) that the word might be joyfully received by the hearers and (iii) deliverance from unreasonable and wicked people.  In  addition, pray for preachers’ personal and family needs. We should also pray for their health, safety in their journeys, and boldness in preaching.  This is a duty you owe preachers; so pray for them! 


They need our prayers


Prayers help in exponential church growth.

Prayer for today

 Oh God, empower me to pray for preachers, in Jesus’ name.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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