I received this from a pastor in Chicagoland-thought it was worth sharing.
“R.W. Glenn is pastor of preaching and vision at Redeemer Bible Church in Minnetonka, MN. He blogs at Red Meat for the Soul. About nine years ago, he developed the following list of prayer requests for his life and ministry as a pastor. Who is your pastor? As leaders in the church, pastors have unique and often more intense temptations (“Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter”).
Pray for Me (and fellow brothers in the work) . . .
1. Pray that the gospel would be the focal point of my life and identity – not manhood, not being a husband, not being a father, not being a pastor, but who I am in Christ.
2. Pray that I would not fear man by desiring the admiration of people; that the Lord’s “Well done” would be ever before my eyes.
3. Pray that the Lord would not allow me to go long between repentances; that I would keep short accounts with Him and be sensitive to and ruthless with my sin.
4. Pray that I would continue to grow in the character qualities of a man of God (1 Tim. 3:1-7; 2 Tim. 2:22-26; Titus 1:5-9).
5. Pray that I would have a consistent, powerful, diligent life of private prayer; that I would grow in my dependence on the Holy Spirit.
6. Pray that the Lord would give me great diligence in study and sermon preparation, making the most of my time.
7. Pray that my preaching and teaching ministry would be empowered by the Holy Spirit; that the Lord would effect real change in our lives through it; and that by it we would be more endeared to Christ.
8. Pray that I would boldly and faithfully and humbly and joyfully and intentionally share the gospel with the non-Christians in my social orbit.
9. Pray that I would see Jesus as supremely valuable, my greatest treasure, and as my dear friend!
Tim Cotler, Director-plantCHICAGO