Pray for God’s clear direction in how resumes are collected, examined
and interviews conducted. Ask God to bring the right person to the
attention of the team (Proverbs 14:12; Isaiah 55:8-9).
Pray for the search team to have God’s wisdom in all the questions
and information they share with the prospective pastor. Spirit-led
thoroughness is essential (1 Corinthians 2:10-16)!
Pray for the team to have supernatural wisdom as to the unique
characteristics and traits most needed for our church.
Pray for the team to have no timetable but God’s. They must be
determined to find God’s perfect will in God’s perfect time (Ephesians 5:17)
Pray for the future pastor and his family to have absolute certainty in
their sense of call to our church. (He must know he has God’s
Pray for the prevention of Satan’s influence in misleading or rushing
the search team. (One of Satan’s wiles is deception.) Pray for a
powerful hedge of protection around the committee and their
Pray for God’s guidance in how the future pastor is presented to
the church. Pray for the church to have a supernatural unity in his call
to our church (1 Corinthians 1:10; Acts 2:1). Pray for God’s strength
and guidance in the pastor’s former church.