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31 Days of Prayer: Seeking God to Seek a Pastor

 

This October we're committing to pray over our Senior Pastor search. Will you join us?


 

"Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God—who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly—and it will be given to him." James 1:5 (CSB)

 

1. READ: Philippians 2:1-11
PRAY:
Pray that Christ's attitude of humility and servanthood permeates Ridgecrest during the pastor search process.

2. READ: Jeremiah 29:11-13
PRAY:
Pray for Ridgecrest to hope in God and seek Him wholeheartedly with the realization that He is in control of our future.

3. READ: Ephesians 6:10-11
PRAY:
Pray with the understanding that searching for a pastor is primarily a spiritual process, so spiritual warfare will be present. Pray for God's protection on the search team, our elders, our staff, and our members.

4. READ: John 17:20-23
PRAY:
Pray for Ridgecrest to be unified so that the world will be impacted with the gospel and the Father will be glorified.
Pray for the search team and elders to be unified in their decision making.


5. READ: Revelation 2:1-7
PRAY:
Pray for Ridgecrest to return to her first love, Jesus Christ. Pray for us to hear the Spirit clearly throughout the pastor search process.


6. READ: 1 Peter 5:8-9
PRAY:
Pray for the search team to remain humble before God and that they will not be anxious, but trust God's leadership. Pray that Ridgecrest will stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

7. READ: John 15:1-8
PRAY:
Pray for Ridgecrest members to continually abide in Christ and produce much fruit that glorifies the Father during this interim period. Pray for members of the search team to remain close to Christ

8. READ: John 15:9-15
PRAY:
Pray for Ridgecrest members to abide in the love of Christ and love one another with the love of Christ. Pray for God to bond Ridgecrest and our future pastor together in love.

9. READ: John 15:16-17
PRAY:
Pray for a season of fruitful ministry as Ridgecrest prepares for her next pastor. Pray for the search team to be blessed with answered prayers.

10. READ: Acts 2:41-42
PRAY:
Pray for Ridgecrest to reflect the six elements of a healthy church both in the interim period and when our new pastor is called to serve. (worship, discipleship, ministry, fellowship, evangelism, and prayer)

11. READ: Revelation 3:1-6
PRAY:
Pray for Ridgecrest to be filled with life through the Holy Spirit. Pray for Ridgecrest to be strengthened to carry out the vision God has for her.

12. READ: John 13:34-35
PRAY:
Pray for Ridgecrest to be obedient to Christ's command to love one another. Pray that our Christ-like love will be seen by the world.

13. READ: Ephesians 3:20-21
PRAY:
Pray the power of Christ would be known in and through Ridgecrest and that all glory would be given to God throughout the pastor search process.

14. READ: James 4:1-12
PRAY:
Pray for Ridgecrest members to humble themselves before the Lord and seek His cleansing power in order for revival to come. Pray for the search team, our elders, and our staff to continually submit to God's will.

15. READ: Colossians 3:12-17
PRAY:
Pray for Ridgecrest to grow in love toward one another. Pray for unresolved conflict to be worked out and for reconciliation among any broken relationships in the church.

16. READ: Revelation 3:14-22
PRAY:
Pray for Ridgecrest to fight against lukewarm spirituality. Pray that members repent of a lukewarm heart and become filled with a zeal for Jesus and His Kingdom work.

17. READ: Hebrews 10:19-25
PRAY:
Pray for Ridgecrest to be committed to biblical worship. Pray for the search team to be confident that they are following God's will as they make decisions regarding our future pastor.

18. READ: Matthew 28:18-20
PRAY:
Pray for Ridgecrest to be a Great Commission church that makes disciples. Pray that our future pastor will be a Great Commission leader.

19. READ: Psalm 139:23-24
PRAY:
Pray for members of the search team to have hearts that are pure as they work through the pastor search process. Pray for our future pastor to maintain a pure life before God.

20. READ: 2 Timothy 2:1-2
PRAY:
Pray that our future pastor will be a faithful disciple-maker. Pray for our future pastor and his family to be strengthened by the grace of Jesus Christ.

21. READ: Colossians 1:9-12
PRAY:
Pray for our future pastor and his family to be certain that it is God's will to transition to a new field of ministry. Pray the Father will be glorified in the pastor search process.

22. READ: Psalm 51:10-12
PRAY:
Pray that our elders, deacons, key leaders, and staff will stay close to the Lord through hearts that are continually cleansed by Him. Pray for our next pastor to keep a cleansed heart before the Lord.

23. READ: 2 Timothy 2:15; 2 Timothy 4:1-5
PRAY:
Pray for a pastor who is able to correctly teach the Word of God. Pray for our future pastor to faithfully preach the Word of God. Pray the Lord gives Ridgecrest a hunger for the Word of God and receptivity to the sermons that are preached by our new pastor.

24. READ: Hebrews 13:17
PRAY:
Pray for our future pastor to faithfully shepherd the staff and church and for members of Ridgecrest to willingly and joyfully place themselves under his servant leadership.

25. READ: 1 Peter 5:1-4
PRAY:
Pray that our future pastor shepherds the church in a biblical and Christ-exalting manner. Pray for our future pastor's walk with Christ.

26. READ: Proverbs 2:2-6; James 1:5-8
PRAY:
Pray for our future pastor to seek God's wisdom in every area of life and decision making. Pray for the search committee to be attentive to the Lord's wisdom.

27. READ: 1 Timothy 3:1-7
PRAY:
Pray for our next pastor to be a man who exhibits Christ-like character both publicly and privately. Pray for our future pastor's family as they transition to a new work.

28. READ: Ephesians 1:15-23
PRAY:
Pray for our future pastor to grow in the wisdom and knowledge of Christ. Pray for Ridgecrest to look to Christ as the Head of the body.

29. READ: 1 Peter 5:5-7
PRAY:
Pray for mutual respect and humility between Ridgecrest and our future pastor. Pray for Ridgecrest to follow the leadership of our future pastor. Pray for the Lord to reveal His will to our future pastor.

30. READ: Colossians 1:24-29
PRAY:
Pray that when the time comes to extend a call to our next pastor, God will make it unmistakably clear to our future pastor and Ridgecrest. Pray for the Lord to work powerfully through Ridgecrest to make disciples.

31. READ: Galatians 6:9
PRAY:
Pray that the search team and Ridgecrest will be able to see God's hand at work in bringing us and our future pastor together.

 

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