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Loving and Supporting Our Pastors

As we continue with Honor Pastors’ Month, let's express appreciation and gratitude to our pastors in tangible ways.

By Julie Teo

Pastors are precious people who God has placed in our lives. Honoring them is a way to show our gratitude for their selfless service. If you haven’t shown appreciation to your pastors, how about starting now?

1 Thessalonians 5:11 tells us this: “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

What can we do to build up our pastors? The possibilities are endless! Here are some ways we can show them our love and support.

Love through prayer

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peacefully and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” - 1 Timothy 2:1-2

One thing’s for sure, pastors need our prayers! It is one of the most powerful things we can do for them – a weapon to shield them from the attacks of the enemy.

When our pastors know they and their families are in our prayers, it provides great moral support to know that we’ve got them covered.

Here are some prayer pointers to get us started.


  • To have a strong spiritual walk with God

  • To trust that God will provide for all their needs

  • To have good health


  • To have strong family relationships

  • To see the salvation of their loved ones

  • God’s protection over their families


  • To shepherd with integrity of heart and skillful hands

  • To lead with wisdom and anointing

  • To see breakthroughs in their ministry

Acts of love

Besides praying, here are some other ways we can show love and support.

Words of encouragement

Whether it’s written or spoken, words of encouragement can mean the world to them.

  • Share a praise report when you see them

  • Give them a shout-out on social media

  • Send them a hand-written note or card on any day, not just on their birthday


Big or small, a gift at any time can touch their hearts.

  • Bouquet of flowers

  • Gift cards/vouchers to their favorite restaurants or shops

  • A session to take professional family photos

  • A session for a manicure/pedicure/facial/massage

  • Health foods and supplements

  • Tickets for the family to see a show or event

  • A staycation

  • A book they’ve been wanting to read

Acts of service

Actions can speak louder than words!

  • Offer a service that you can do well like fixing things around the house, helping to solve IT problems, or providing professional advice

  • Invite them and their families over for a meal

  • Treat them to a meal at their favorite restaurant

  • Arrange for a meal to be delivered to their home (make sure it’s family-size!)

  • Invite their kids to your home so they can have a date night with their spouse

Appreciating our pastors should be an on-going gesture. Let's start by blessing them during Honor Pastors' Month!


Reflect & Respond

  • How will you bless your pastors during Honor Pastors’ Month?



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