Light for My Path Daily Devotion
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you. (Hebrews 13:17 ESV)
Hymn ELH 502:1-2 Lord of the Church
Lord of the Church, we humbly pray
For those who guide us in Thy way
And speak Thy holy Word.
With love divine their hearts inspire,
And touch their lips with hallowed fire,
And needful strength afford.
Help them to preach the truth of God,
Redemption through the Savior’s blood:
Nor let the Spirit cease
On all the Church His gifts to show’r;
To them a messenger of pow’r,
To us, of life and peace.
Heavenly Father, today I pray for my pastor. You have given him charge over the spiritual welfare of me and everyone in my congregation. Give him wisdom in all things, courage to stand for Your Word and compassion for all of his flock. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.