This is the Praying On The Go bag for October. Since October is Pastor Appreciation month, we will be praying for our leaders. I purchased plastic spinning tops in the party section at WalMart and had a slew of them in the supply cabinet.
In each bag were these directions and two spinning tops.
Spinner Prayers for Who’s At The Top
Each Day, pray for…
Monday – Teachers and Coaches (by name)
Tuesday – Local Government of Mayor and City Council (by name)
Wednesday – Pastor and Spiritual Teachers (by name)
Thursday – National Government of President, Congress, and Supreme Court (by name)
Friday – Law Enforcement & Firefighters (by name)
Teacher, Coach, and Spiritual Teacher names are easy, but finding out the name of your town’s mayor and a city council member may require you asking your parents. Ask your parents to also help you find out the name of your US congressperson and find the name of someone who serves in law enforcement and a firefighter so you can pray for ‘by name’, too. Names are so important and it will make your prayers specific and more personal.
For each leader, spin the top and talk to God about ‘Who’s At The Top’ until the spinner stops. If your top is still spinning when you finish the prayer below, you must be a master spinner! So keep praying until it stops!
Example: (Insert names)
Dear Lord, I pray for _________________ and _______________ to lead a life that is worthy of You Lord.
I pray that __________________ and __________________ will please You in every way, God.
I pray that __________________ and __________________ will want to grow to know You better, God.
I pray that __________________ and __________________ will be strong and patient, God.
I pray that __________________ and __________________ will never give up and be joyful, God.
(based on Colossians 1:10-11)
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you. Colossians 1:3