5 Ways to Pray for Your Pastor to Start the New Year


Many years ago, someone asked Charles Spurgeon why he was so successful. His response? “Because my people pray for me.”

In an issue of Our Daily Bread, there’s a story about travelers to London who stopped at Spurgeon’s church to hear him preach. They were greeted at the door and offered a tour.

“Would you like to see the heating plant of this church?” asked the gentleman who greeted them. They were not particularly interested because it was a summer day in July, but not wanting to offend the stranger, they consented.

The gentleman led the visitors down a stairway to a basement door. After the door quietly opened, their guide whispered, “This is our heating plant.”

Surprised, the visitors saw 700 people praying, seeking a blessing on the service soon to begin in the auditorium above.

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