3 Ways to Pray for Your Pastor’s Wife

This post: Prayer points for pastors and their wives.

Prayer is one of the best ways you can encourage and show your pastor’s wife appreciation.

But first there are a few things both you and your pastor’s wife need to know.

It’s unlikely that your pastor’s wife has expressed any of these needs to you. (Pastor’s wives can be secretive like that.)

The three areas I’m about to share with you are really big deals for ministry families.

3 Prayer Points for Pastors + Their Wives

If you’re looking for ways to effectively pray for your pastor’s wife, please keep reading.

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Pray for Her Family.

As a pastor’s wife raising a young family, I cannot express just how much a ministry family needs prayer support.

Simply put: the pressures pastors’ families face are very real.

Ministry life affects so many facets of a young family: marriage, kids, finances, and time, just to name a few.

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As a pastor's wife raising a young family, I can't overstate the importance of prayer support for the pastor's family.
Pray for your pastor + his family. (photo credit)

The “united front” and teamwork your pastor and his wife present at church doesn’t just happen.

If there is unity in a ministry marriage, then I can guarantee there is much blood, sweat, and tears being shed behind closed doors.

The demands of ministry can be brutal on a marriage; pray for your pastor and his wife.

As kids grow up in a pastor’s home, the pressures will affect them in deeper ways.

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Prayer, and a generous dose of grace, will mean a lot to your pastor’s kids… and their mama.

Pray for Her Health.

The effects of stress on women’s health is no new topic in the world of modern medicine.

It’s a proven fact: women are more deeply affected by the physical and emotional effects of stress than men. {source}

I’d be lying if I said that ministry is stress-free.

I’d also be lying if I claimed that my body has never felt the sting of ministry stress.

I want you to pray for your pastor’s wife’s health because:

  • chances are high that she doesn’t sleep some nights because of the burden she’s carrying.
  • it’s very likely that she quietly struggles with emotions like loneliness or depression, or possibly even stress-related health conditions.
  • a pastor’s wife often helps out with finances (either by working or saving, or both) so that the family can pursue a ministry lifestyle.
  • she is called to be a wise steward of her body. She may or may not realize the importance of clean eating, nutrition, exercise, and rest.

If she does, support her in those endeavors.

If she doesn’t, pray that she will.

Pray that your pastor's wife will seek a lifestyle of personal growth.
Pray that your pastor’s wife will seek a life of growth. | photo credit: Peter Jan R

Pray for Her Personal Growth.

As a newbie pastor’s wife in my 20s, I knew that ministry demanded a level of spiritual maturity.

(Maturity that I was growing into, by the way, and had a long way to go.)

At forty, I have learned that ministry also demands a deep level of emotional maturity.

Women do not become spiritually or emotionally mature simply because their husbands are called to be pastors.

Like you, and every other human alive, we pastor’s wives must grow into maturity.

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We must CHOOSE to grow.

Believe me, the opportunities (read: challenges) abound for growth.

But personal growth is a choice, and often a difficult journey.

Pray that she will embrace an eternal vision.

Pray that she will not become bitter or discouraged.

Pray that she will be able to overcome emotional baggage and issues in her personal life (yes, your pastor’s wife has issues too).

Pray that she will not be easily offended.

Sweet friends, please never underestimate

the power of your prayers,

your presence, and

your friendship in the life of your pastor’s wife.

She needs you in each of these areas, and most specifically she needs your prayers.

Prayer for pastors + their wives is vital.
Prayer for pastors + their wives is vital.

Let me send you a free guide for praying for your pastor + his wife.

1. Click here. 2. Drop your name + email.

You’ll join my newsletter, plus get the free printable as a bonus.

  1. Download the free guide. Join my weekly-ish newsletter and as a bonus, you’ll get the printable!
  2. Print. Any paper will do the trick, but card stock would be ideal.  
  3. Keep your guide somewhere handy, tucked inside your Bible or on your nightstand, for example.
  4. Use during your quiet time. I encourage you to send your pastor’s wife a text or card + let her know you’re praying for her! xoxo.

Your Turn

Are you a pastor’s wife? How can your friends pray for you?

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