6 Fold Prayer Of A Passionate Pastor

As pastors we have to pray for others because that is an intricate part of ministry. Among the timely prayers made for our family, friends and parishioners, one must not neglect to purposefully pray for self. We are not to be like the mechanic who is often reported to drive the shabbiest car because he is too busy fixing everyone’s car that he has no time to repair his own. We must pray for ourselves!

A great man of God was said to have prayed a 6 fold prayer for himself! This man was none other than Oswald J. Smith. Consider what he is said to have prayed for…

6 Fold Personal Prayer List For A Passionate Pastor

#1 – To Be A Victorious Man!

(Joshua 1:8Joshua 1:8
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8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. have...: or, do wisely  

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) “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”  (KJV)

#2 – To Be A Spirit-Filled Man!

(Ephesians 5:18Ephesians 5:18
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18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;  

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) “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;”  (KJV)

(Galatians 5:22-23Galatians 5:22-23
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22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.  

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) “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”  (KJV)

#3 – To Be A Man Of Prayer!

(Psalms 91:1Psalms 91:1
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91 1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. abide: Heb. lodge  

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) “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”  (KJV)

(Jeremiah 33:3Jeremiah 33:3
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3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. mighty: or, hidden  

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) “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”  (KJV)

#4 – To Be A Man Of The WORD!

(1 Timothy 4:121 Timothy 4:12
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12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.  

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) “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”  (KJV)

(2 Timothy 2:152 Timothy 2:15
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15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  

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) “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”  (KJV)

(James 1:22-25James 1:22-25
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22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. deed: or, doing  

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) “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”  (KJV)

#5 – To Be A Surrendered Man!

(Romans 12:1-2Romans 12:1-2
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12 1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  

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) “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”  (KJV)

#6 – To Be A Man Of One Purpose

(Philippians 3:13-15Philippians 3:13-15
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13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.  

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) “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.”  (KJV)

Conclusion

I do not think I could add much more to this list. Certainly, if one would give himself to these 6 axioms of life, then I feel that the Almighty could use them. I challenge everyone who claims to be a preacher to seek after these sacred ingredients of a passionate pastor!

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Originally posted 2010-12-31 00:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

About Andrew Schank

Andrew Schank is an Independent Baptist Missionary/Pastor who loves to blog about spiritual matters! His main ministry website is http://www.togetherinthegap.com. Andrew is also a contributing author to two other blogs/websites including http://linked2leadership.com and http://www.ifbkjv.com. Pastor Schank's Church website is http://www.greatcommissionbaptist.org
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