8. His Free Time
All people (including pastors) need to find good hobbies to keep them busy and help them unwind. Fishing, hunting, and reading are all great ways for a pastor to allow his mind to rest.
We often think about the importance of physical rest, but mental rest is just as important.
Pray that he can find good hobbies to help him relax and destress. He will be a new man for it, better equipped to meet the needs of his family and his congregation.
It is easy to assume your pastor is doing well if you are receiving great biblical teaching from the pulpit each week. But know that he needs to be filled and sustained as much as any member of Christ’s flock.
Start by praying for him in these six ways. Then go one step further and ask your pastor how you can pray for him specifically. Your gesture will demonstrate how much you care, and you will bless him in more ways than you thought you could.
Michelle S. Lazurek is an award-winning author, speaker, pastor's wife and mother. Winner of the Golden Scroll Children's Book of the Year, the Enduring Light Silver Medal and the Maxwell Award, she is a member of the Christian Author's Network and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She is also an associate literary agent with Wordwise Media Services. For more information, please visit her website at michellelazurek.com.
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