In this article, Dr. Stan Gale, Pastor of Reformed Presbyterian Church, a PCA congregation in West Chester, PA, says that prayer is part of his job as a pastor, and that it is part of any elder’s job as well. We invite your comments, particularly about this question: What expectations ought a congregation have for the prayer ministry of its pastor and session? Also – we encourage you to click here  to take advantage of our prayer page where you can post a ministry prayer request so that others around the denomination can pray for you (and where you will be able to  find requests and a list of PCA pastors to pray for).     

I just returned from a conference.  I traveled by air.  Boarding the plane to get there, I found my assigned seat.  A woman was already in place in my row and at work on her laptop.  I noticed she was busy filling in data for a spreadsheet.  It intrigued me that she was eager to make use of even her travel time to be productive for her job.

As she labored on her laptop, I pulled out the prayer list from my pocket, ready to make good use of the time in praying for my congregation and for a bevy of other matters.  Then it struck me.  As she was eager to make use of even her travel time to be productive for her job, so was I.

You’re probably thinking, “You make it sound like prayer is your job.”  Well, it is!

Read the article.

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