Biblical Prayers for the Pastor Search Committee

Pray for deep spiritual cleansing and fullness of the Holy Spirit in each team member (Psalms 66:18; John 15:5; Ephesians 5:18). Pray this for each member by name.
Pray for keen supernatural discernment, wisdom and strength for the team chairman (Matthew 15:14).
Pray for powerful unity and oneness of spirit within the team (Amos 3:3; Matthew 18:19).
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 direction).
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 families.
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.