Pastor Wife Appreciation Poems

Especially for the Wives of Pastors


There are now 5 pastor wife appreciation poems on this page.

Originally, I wrote 2 short ones. Then a year and a half later, I wrote 3 more, more along the theme of prayers, blessings, and thanks - in appreciation of the pastor's wife.

Some of these can be used or adapted for anyone working to advance the kingdom of God in many roles, such as preaching, prayer, missionary activity, support, and service.

The last two short poems can be used as a simple reflection / meditation on the bible account of Jesus at the house of Martha and Mary.

We all need to realize the greatest blessings come to us by taking time to sit at Jesus feet every day.



You are welcome to use and share these pastor wife appreciation poems, provided you follow the Poem Terms and Conditions.


256. Just As You Are

     by Paul Berchtold, April, 2012

When as a pastor's wife
There comes struggles in life,
When the goal seems so far …

Then pay close attention,
This is God's intention,
He loves you as you are.

While others may expect
You always be perfect,
While staying at your post …

Thank you for what you do,
Thank you for being you,
But thanks to God the most.


257. Prayer for a Pastor's Wife

     by Paul Berchtold, April, 2012

In appreciation
For your dedication,
Be assured of our prayer ...

That you may never cease
For all your days in peace,
Rest assured in God's care.


258. Blessing for a Pastor's Wife

     by Paul Berchtold, April, 2012

It's understood,
God sees the good,
All things under the sun.

It's also had,
God sees the bad,
The wrong things we have done.

God sees your heart,
Your special part
To make his kingdom live.

God bless you now,
May he endow,
The best that he can give.


18. What Is Your Burden?

     by Paul Berchtold, October, 2010

Martha is busy, hurried and worried,
Her sister Mary chooses Good News,
Best choice is Jesus' own Mother Mary,
She keeps and carries the Word Himself.


19. Choices

     by Paul Berchtold, October, 2010

Martha works hard, in a great hurry,
Wanting to serve only the best,
Jesus reminds her she shouldn't worry,
Defending Mary at Martha's protest.

Her sister Mary has taken a seat,
Right on the floor at Jesus feet,
Taking in all that Jesus is giving,
This food causes eternal living.

Jesus own Mother is also called Mary,
She gave birth to Jesus, She did her part,
More blessed because she learned to carry,
His Word both in action, and deep in her heart.

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             Poems by Paul Berchtold
      © Copyright - All rights reserved.
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You are welcome to use and share these pastor wife appreciation poems, provided you follow the Poem Terms and Conditions.



One Verse Short

All these poems are short enough, suitable, and appropriate for a card.

Poem 18 is an extra short pastor wife appreciation poem - just one verse.

It helps to know the story of Martha and her sister Mary, found in Luke chapter 10 verses 38-42.

It also makes reference to Mary the Mother of Jesus, found in Luke chapter 2 verse 19, and a similar reference in verse 51.

For example, in Luke 2:19, when Jesus was born and the shepherds came, Mary heard the story of the Good News to the shepherds from the shepherds, and "...Mary quietly treasured these things in her heart and thought about them often." (NLT)


A Little Bit Longer Version

The next pastor wife appreciation poem - number 19 - is a bit longer version of the same theme, but still short enough to be used in a pastor wife thank you card, or a note of appreciation.

This one includes a reference to Jesus praising his mother, not so much because of being his mother, but because she faithfully heard the word of God and kept it.

We find this in Luke 11:27-28.

"As he was speaking, a woman in the crowd called out, 'God bless your mother – the womb from which you came, and the breasts that nursed you!'

"He replied, 'But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.' "

Mary was privileged to carry the Word - naturally as his mother, but more importantly, supernaturally.

As a most faithful disciple, Mary was among very few to stand close with Jesus at his death on the cross on Calvary.


Long and Drawn Out

Another thing. Of all the poems I have done so far, poems 18 and 19 above seemed fairly difficult to do !

It went on for weeks. Writing a little, putting them away, sitting in my prayer room, writing again, then re-writing, and scribbling some more, and falling asleep, and re-writing.

And looking in the Bible, and praying for help, and fighting many distractions.

Maybe it's because Jesus knows how important this message is.

Maybe it's because the devil doesn't want us to get this message. He wants us to stay busy rushing, even involved in very good Church work, but not drink at the source of peace, strength, light, energy, and everlasting life.


Pastor Wife Appreciation Poems - With the Help of Journaling

18 months later, on the other hand, I wrote poems 256, 257, and 258 above in a couple hours one Sunday morning towards the end of April. So what's the difference?

Sure, I'm getting better at poetry. All inspiration comes from God. Everything is his gift.

But I think it has more to do with journaling from the bible for about 1 hour every morning, sitting by my private prayer altar.

The bible is the word of God. God teaches us when we read and write from the bible. It has lessons for each one of us, that apply to every aspect of our lives. "All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true..." (2 Timothy 3:16)

Since I began daily bible journaling 2 months previous, I'm finding I'm getting a lot more accomplished in a lot less time with much greater results.

In essence, bible journaling is sitting at the feet of Jesus like Mary did.


We don't want to miss this!

The lessons from these pastor wife appreciation poems are not just for women, pastor's wives, etc. They're for everybody.

We all - each and everyone of us - must take the time to stop, sit at Jesus' feet, and listen, especially when our schedule is busy.

Because it's not so much what we do, but Who we know, and how we follow, and how we obey. It's the only way to heaven.


We Don't Want This Kind of Surprise.

It will be a surprise – a very big, shocking surprise – should Jesus tell us when we die, "I never knew you."

I don't want that to happen to me. Don't let it happen to you either. But it's still a real possibility.

God says, "My people are being destroyed because they don't know me." (Hosea 4:6 - NLT)

That's why in some of these pastor wife appreciation poems, I refer to the example of Jesus and Martha and Mary.

Jesus teaches us all a lesson, the one thing necessary, the choice Mary wisely made. It's the best part. It won't be taken away from her.

When we choose to stop, listen, and learn at Jesus feet, we choose the best part. And it won't be taken from us.

Thank your stars!


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