Pastors Prayer Outpost
Knowing that some pastors have minimal prayer support, in June 2007, the Pastors Prayer Outpost was established as a way to provide intercession for pastors associated with Barnabas Ministries. Each Tuesday an email is sent to pastors affiliated with Barnabas Ministries with an invitation to submit prayer requests, which are then brought to intercessors who meet Friday mornings to pray for these pastors and their requests. The intercessors form teams and lift these pastors and their requests to our heavenly Father with passion – sometimes tears. Pastors in the area are encouraged to come and be personally ministered to. Confidential requests are handled with discretion with names and locations removed.
In addition a large stack of cards with the name of every pastor on Barnabas Ministries contact list is brought to the Outpost and divided among the intercessors. When the time of intercession ends one person lifts to the Father a special prayer for all these pastors, then the names on the cards are simultaneously called out to God.
Reminding pastors they are not alone in the work of the kingdom of God, and that they are prayed for by name, is one way Barnabas Ministries encourages pastors associated with the ministry. Notes of appreciation and updates on how God answered prayer are often received.
“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives.” -Colossians 1:9