This message is for those of you who have pastors, not for those of you who are pastors. It's simply a request that you pray for your pastor today.
Why today? Many pastors find Mondays discouraging. It's part of the weekly rhythm that pastors experience. On its own, it's not a big deal.
But some pastors are already discouraged. They've been under attack, or they're dealing with criticism, or they've been hurt. Pastor's wives also struggle with this. Many times they hear criticisms but have little chance to respond, and aren't there when things get resolved.
The more I hang around pastors, the more I learn that many are hanging on by a thread.
Your pastor may be doing great, but I doubt he'd complain if you prayed for him today. But your pastor may not be doing well. Please pray that your pastor will rest in God's grace, find strength and nourishment, and will be filled with courage to face the challenges of a fresh week.
Please pray for your pastor today.