The pastor is a minister,
a creation of His power,
Made to perform His bidding,
to do His work each hour.
He is a man like others,
with frailties and frights,
But is sent by God to witness of Christ
the glorious Light.
He is God’s gift to the church to lead them
in paths of right,
He’s to be honored and respected and
welcomed with delight.
God wants you to pray for your pastor,
to remember him before the throne,
For it is he who brings you from God’s Word
the greatest story ever known.
He’s a watcher of your souls, the truths he
teaches do employ,
For you it will be profitable
and before God bring him great joy.
Greet him when you see him, he is
God’s gift of grace,
Tell he and his family you love them,
your words will not be in waste.
Finally, remember that God says
the pastor is worthy of double due,
If he is faithful in serving and teaching,
give liberally, for this pleases our God too!
(I Timothy 5:17-18)