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Please note: While I have used he and him, you can substitute she or her if your pastor is female. Perhaps, you will be led to give it as a gift to your pastor.
Loving Heavenly Father, please be with my pastor today
Help him in all he does, think and say
Bring him the help he does need
Comfort him as he reaches out to those in sorrow
Give him words that help them see even the glimmering of a more healed tomorrow
The plan You have for them in their anger, questions and fears
Words of compassion spoken in the silence
Grant him times of rest
Time to renew and restore
When in our church there is division
Please give him Your wisdom in every decision
The path that will lead to repentance and reconciliation
Show him all the ways we are here
Helping others in their time of need
Always ready to care
Others’ burdens we do share
For them and him we’ll always be there
Kevin Osborne is training to become a minister, psychotherapist and chaplain. He and his wife, Karen, plan to open a counselling practice. Karen is taking graduate divinity studies at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Kevin is planning on taking additional graduate studies there. He is a member of The Word Guild, a Christian writer’s group in Canada.
Our greatest calling is to be servants of our Lord wherever He calls us to go.