Sunday, October 21, 2007

Pastor Appreciation

Today we celebrated Pastor Appreciation. My dad has been the pastor of our church for 10 years. He accepted the pastorate when my grandpa, who was 80 at the time, decided it was time for him to step down. It's been an amazing ride to be part of this ministry. Cliff & I never intended to come with them to KC but God shut all other doors. I am so thankful to be here and to have the opportunity to work with my dad. I love the church and I love the work that I do here.

A Prayer For Our Pastor:

Almighty God, lest the man we call "pastor" stumble beneath the weight of our unrealistic expectations, would You ease the burden he daily shoulders on behalf of our entire congregation?

That he might lead us with confidence, won't You gift him with wisdom that only comes from You?

That he might serve us with humility won't You lift him on the wings of prayer into Your very presence?

That he might remain a man of integrity won't You sift his motives so that what is pure would rise above what isn't?

That he might pursue Your plan instead of his hunches, make him willing to shift his direction when a change in course is necessary.

As he closes his eyes in prayer each day, please open his heart to what You'd say and fill him with the strength he needs to follow where You lead. Amen.

by Rev. Greg Asimakoupoulos


Ropheka said...

Nice Blog :)

Paul Sr. said...

The Lord knows we Pastors need all the prayer & support we can get. Your Pastor is one in a million!