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Prayer Shields for Children’s Pastors

Prayer / Spiritual Formation //

Children’s ministry is important to God. That’s why children’s pastors are attacked spiritually and are prone to discouragement. For that reason, it’s important for children’s pastors to have prayer shields.

A prayer shield is an intercessor or someone who stands in the gap in prayer. Children’s pastors need intercessors to stand in the gap for them and the ministry God has entrusted to them.

Ezekiel 22:30 I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one.

Pray and ask God who you should have as prayer shields. They must be people you can trust and who will pray for you daily. Once you’ve established two or three people to be your prayer shield, communicate with them weekly to give them input on how they should pray.

This link has a guide on how to pray for pastors and leaders.

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About the Author

After serving the as a children’s pastor for over 20 years, Tamera Kraft founded Revival Fire 4 Kids Ministry in 2007 in her hometown of Akron, Ohio. She has taught in national workshops and has conducted kid’s crusades, church camps, and children’s camp meeting services. She has also done inner city ministry outreaches, directed mission’s trips for children, and was on staff at two different churches where she built thriving children’s ministries.