I lift up pastors to you today, Father God. I ask the protection of the blood of Jesus over their hearts, minds and souls. May they stand in your power and authority and not their own. May they exhibit the true humility which Jesus embodies. May they not seek celebrity status before their congregations. Open the eyes of the church to seek only Jesus and not worship the man in the pulpit. I ask in the pure and precious name of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself.” (John 6:15 ESV)