After a full day of ministry, we ended our time by praying for pastors and leaders. At the close of my teaching, I asked for any pastors that wanted prayer to stand and we’d come and pray for God’s peace and power to encourage them.
We’ve been teaching at a high level the past couple of days and we have more for tomorrow. It was my turn to speak tonight, and my fellow pastors agreed that the men may need some encouragement. You see, persecution is not a foreign thing to them. I’ve not lived through the same kind of persecution as they have experienced. Truth is, we know life is hard and the enemy is still working full time to hinder the gospel no matter where you serve Him. But these guys really are facing tough issues. So, we prayed. We prayed individually over many tonight. It was humbling to think of who I prayed for, the cost of ministry for them, the people they lead and teach. I was blessed to come before Jesus on their behalf and ask God to continue to strengthen them and keep them focused on Him and the amazing mission of grace we’re all called to be a part of!
Tomorrow we each lead one more session, then close out this part of the trip tomorrow evening and Friday morning. It’s been good. And we’re all tired. But it’s a good tired.
To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power 2Thes 1:11