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Pastor Ordination Scriptures and Prayers

On an occasion as holy as ordination, biblical text and solemn prayer can mark the occasion like no other word, written or spoken, can. Depending on what branch of Christianity you belong to the specific text can vary, but the underlying message remains the same: devotion to God and the study of spiritual education are the foundation of ordination.

Examples of Pastor Ordination Scripture

According to an online version of the King James Bible the following is biblical text related to ordination by subject.

2 Timothy 2:15 - Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

John 15:16 - Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Ephesians 4:1-32 - I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called.
1 Timothy 5:22 - Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

Acts 14:23 - And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

1 Timothy 1:12 - And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

Acts 6:3 - Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.