Hey, have you prayed for or encouraged your pastor today? At the risk of sounding self-serving, could I suggest that every Christian church member consider one of their main ministries the ministry of encouragement for their pastors and elders. I received an email from one brother stating that he knew of over 20 pastors leaving the pastorate in one region of the U.S. I’ve had opportunity to interact with at least three pastors experiencing deep struggle. That doesn’t include the normal battles for encouragement, joy, and perseverance that are just normal to pastoral ministry. So, have you prayed for your pastor(s) today?
For others the answer is usually, “No,” because it’s always easier to criticize than to pray and trust God.
Your pastor may never know you how much you pray for him, but I am certain that God will bless his servant as a result and he will use that servant and your prayer to bring glory to Himself.