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There are many ways to show your appreciation to a pastor.






At the time I was putting these pages up, I took a walk in the forest and came across these fallen logs, that form an image of the cross.

In front and above this cross is a flower, known as the wild field pussytoes.




Prayers of Jesus for Pastors

Pray for your pastor. Jesus did.

In the link above, you will find the bible Prayers for Unity and Prayer of Thanksgiving that Jesus himself prayed.

Remember to include all pastors - assistant pastors, youth pastors, men and women leaders in the church.

Don't forget retired pastors in their golden years. And chaplains, whether in the military, a hospital, or a prison. And missionaries, who often have few - if any - local people who appreciate their efforts.

Put prayer at the top of your list of pastor appreciation ideas. In heaven we'll see the huge difference our prayers make.



When is Clergy Appreciation Day?

Clergy Appreciation Day is also known as Pastor Appreciation Day, or Pastor Appreciation Sunday.

It's usual date of celebration is the second Sunday in October.

Some churches, parishes, or congregations may celebrate it at a different time.


What is Pastor Appreciation Month?

Celebrate the clergy in Pastor Appreciation Month. Honor your pastor, a spiritual church leader.

More pastor appreciation ideas. Pastors are only human. Remember the Golden Rule.


A Poem for Pastor Appreciation Day

This link above is to a poem for Pastor Appreciation Day, written by a pastor, for pastors.

Who knows your pastor better than the Good Shepherd?


Thank You Pastor Poems

Looking for Thank You Pastor poems? Here's two more original poems, written by a pastor for pastors.

Many people are looking for poems. They're a great pastor appreciation idea.


Pastor Anniversary Poem

Another important pastor appreciation idea is to remember his anniversary, whether of his ordination, or his first arrival in your church. This original poem is a blessing prayer written by a pastor, to help you celebrate your pastor's special anniversary occasion.

This type of poem is a thoughtful way to celebrate you pastor, and to pray for, bless, and encourage your pastor. It can be used in speeches, tributes, sermons, thank you cards, and greetings.

And yes, don't forget that married pastors also have wedding anniversaries to celebrate!


Pastor Wife Appreciation Poems

Here are 5 short pastor wife appreciation poems for wives of pastors, appropriate for a thank you card or note of appreciation.

2 of these poems refer to the story of Jesus, Martha, and Mary, found especially in the Gospel of Luke.

We can all find encouragement and inspiration - and especially guidance - from this biblical story.

Here's a great pastor appreciation idea to kill 2 birds with one stone. (Not literally, of course !)

Simply use - or adapt - any of these poems for any worker of Jesus - the pastor, his wife, missionaries, those who support or serve the Body of Christ.

That way, you can include a poem in just one card to both the pastor and his wife - together!


Pastor Wife Prayer Poem of Thanks

This pastor wife prayer poem of thanks is especially for the wives of pastors, but it's good food for thought for any wife or mother, and can easily be adapted to your particular circumstances.

So if you're busy in the swing of things, cleaning the house or washing the dishes or cooking, take a moment to pray a little thank you for God's blessings - in a poem.


Church Anniversary Poems

Are you doing church anniversary planning? Here are 2 original poems. One large church commissioned one of these poems for their 100th anniversary, and it was set to 4 part choir, organ, and optional brass quartet.

Include church anniversary poems in your church bulletins in the months ahead, and also in your invitations and church welcome program to celebrate the special annual occasion of the of the erection, dedication, blessing, and/or consecration of your church.

Church anniversaries - especially multiples like 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, or more - don't come around very often!


Pastor Retirement Poem - A Poem Tribute for the Pastor


This pastor retirement poem can be used as a poem tribute for the retiring or retired pastor.

It can also be used for any elderly pastor, missionary, or church worker.

The page starts with a soft golden sunset photo.


Ideas for a Tribute to a Pastor

The Who, What, Where, When and How of a tribute for the pastor.

This page has lots of ideas to properly celebrate Pastor Appreciation Sunday.

Let's bring down the abundant blessings of God upon the pastor and the entire parish.


Encourage the Wives of Pastors

Looking for Pastor Appreciation ideas? Don't forget the wives of pastors - and the rest of the family.

What most don't see, it's often a very difficult vocation. They need encouragement and deserve our thanks and support for their special ministry.


Tribute to the Pastor Wife - Part 1

Before making or writing a tribute to the pastor wife, it is important to ask God's help in prayers. And then seek God's Wisdom in the Bible.

Part 1 is taken from Women of the Old Testament - Proverbs 31 of Solomon, praising the virtuous wife.


Tribute to Pastor Wife - Part 2

Part 2 of making or writing a tribute to pastor wife is taken from the Women in the New Testament, the Gospel of Luke, chapter 1.

Read about Gabriel, Mary, Elizabeth, and Zachary, all filled with the Holy Spirit when they paid tribute to God - and His human instruments.


Examples of Tributes

Looking for good Pastor appreciation ideas and doing a tribute?

Let's look in the Bible. Paul's short letter to Philemon. And the Book of Revelations, chapters 2 and 3.

This is worth reading, if you want to do a Spirit-filled Christian tribute for notable persons or special occasions, such as:

  • Pastors, and wives of pastors;
  • Veterans Day;
  • Birthdays;
  • Wedding Anniversaries;
  • Retirement;
  • Funerals.


Bible Scripture Quotes

Pastor Appreciation Ideas is as good a place as any, to explain the several sources of the Bible Scripture Quotes used on this website.

Is bible reading hard for you? Find the answers to your biggest problems. Find meaning and purpose in your life. Receive comfort, inspiration, encouragement when you need it most. Be prepared - ahead of time - for every emergency.

That should gladden the heart of your pastors, whose duty is to help plant the seeds of God's Word in your heart. And it will help you achieve your true destiny and your highest potential.


Bible Journaling

One of the most effective ways to read and study the bible is by journaling.

Commit to it daily and it will change your life.

It's easier than you think, and it has many, many benefits.



Encourage Your Pastor

One of the favorite tools of the devil is discouragement.

We can be a blessing by giving encouragement.

It comes in many forms. A simple prayer, a smile, a kind word, a card or note.

Thank your stars!


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