We see the Apostle Paul boldly and unashamedly asking for prayer in his letters. Sometimes, his request is simple and straightforward:
“Brothers, pray for us.” (1 Thess 5:25 ESV)
Other times he gives specific requests and reasons for the intercession:
“ At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.” (Colossians 4:3–4 ESV)
“Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith.” (2 Thessalonians 3:1–2 ESV)
“ . . . praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.” (Ephesians 6:18–20 ESV)
And so it is appropriate to ask that the family at San Gabriel Community Church pray for her pastors. The following article gives four reasons why daily prayer for pastors is so crucial. May the Lord richly bless you as you engage in this labor of love.