A Prayer for Pastors

October 30, 2009 — 1 Comment

Lord, keep me from pastors;

who want their ministries to be about themselves,
who focus on numerical growth at the expense of spiritual growth,
who consult from ego not experience,
who let other pastors do their thinking (and believing) for them,
who equate leadership with attending conferences instead of…leading,
who stay at churches with the shelf-life of a loaf of bread,
who post on their blog about the hang-ups and hiccups of other pastors while leaving the impression they have it all figured out.

…uh, let me rephrase this prayer…

O Lord, keep me from myself.

Yancey Arrington

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Seventh-Generation Texan. Acts 29 Network Fan. Redemption Hound. Teaching Pastor at Clear Creek Community Church in the Bay Area of Houston. Author of the new Preaching That Moves People. His first book is TAP: Defeating the Sins That Defeat You.

One response to A Prayer for Pastors

  1. Hope you do not mind, but I copied and pasted this on my blog with the web address on it. God Bless.

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