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Church Leaders Become Shepherds

The following passages in the Bible were referenced in some way in the prayer for this topic.

Ps. 23:1; I Pet. 2:25; Mic. 5:1-5; Jer. 50:6; Jer. 23:1; Phil. 2:21; Hag. 1:14; Ez. 34:3-4


  • 70% of pastors fight depression.

    — Murphy, Richard. “Statistics About Pastors.” 2002. Web. 19 Mar. 2012.

  • In general, clergy have a higher rate of obesity, hypertension, and depression than most Americans.

    — Croucher, Rowland and others. “Pastor Burnout Statistics.” 20 June 2011. Web. 19 Mar. 2012.

  • Less than 30% of pastors felt they had a friend. Hardly any had a close friend.

    One out of three felt it was “clearly hazardous for their families.”

    One out of three pastors felt completely burned out after five years of ministry.

    26% said they had personal devotions and were satisfied with their own spiritual growth.

    — Krejcir, Dr. Richard. “Statistics on Pastors.” 2007. Web. 19 Mar. 2012.


On Oct 25th 2014 Karen Carlson wrote:

If you have made it this far, stop and spend some time praying for your pastor/s and other church leaders.


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