Pastor Anniversary Poems

A Pastoral Anniversary is an excellent opportunity to spend time with your spiritual leader and look back on years of service. Celebrations don’t have to be expensive or extravagant.

Sometimes the simplest ideas, such as pastor anniversary poems, can make the most impact. There are many kinds of beautiful poems for pastoral anniversaries. Below are some examples of poems that you may be interested in.

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Pastor Blessing Prayer

by Paul Berchtold

In prayer today, Lord, we uplift,
Thank you for your special gift,
A pastor for our flock to feed,
To plant your Word as holy seed.
Lord, you're good shepherd over all,
Thank you for your special call,
On this anniversary day,
Bless our shepherd in every way,
Grant our pastor a shepherd's heart,
Help each of us to do our part,
So we be worthy, your chosen flock,
Firmly founded on Christ the Rock.
Grant our pastor many days,
Bless him, Lord, in many ways.
May his work be ever fruitful,
For which we, Lord, are most grateful.
May our pastor be faithful, Lord,
To receive from you, eternal reward,
Safe in heaven, safe with you,
May all your flock rejoice anew. Amen.

Poem About Pastors

by Cheryl Lamont

God surveyed all His creation,
Looking from His Heavenly Throne
"They hurry, scurry and run about,
With agendas of their own.
I call and compel them,
To come and sup with Me
But no longer are they hungry,
They're too busy, don't you see.
My children whom I've called,
Once had fire in their soul

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The Smiles Within My Heart

This pastor anniversary poem was specifically written for a pastor's 15th anniversary at the author's church.

If my smile is only for a moment,
When things are going right.
What good is such a fading thing?
With such a fickle plight?
The feature that I long for,
Is like a fine piece of art.
One that truly shows the hope,
That exists in my heart.
A picture that is so amazing,
Words cannot define.
There is a healthy dose of compassion,
At the center of it's design.
But a smile is all I really have,
That can show in just a spark.
The feelings that I hold inside,
The real emotions of my heart.
So with this in mind, I must be sure,
To maintain a joyful grin.
For you never know just who is watching,
Or who is looking in.
For others will judge me by the way,
I react when things go wrong.
They will be focusing on the words of my lips,
Be it a sound of sorrow or a joyful song.
A smile will show my inner truth,
If in hard times it remains.
But the lack of a grin can display,
A heart full of disdain.
This is why I fill my life with God.
For He protects my world from the dark.
And allows the light to shine,
From the smile within my heart.

Pastoral Perspective

By Tom Mulhern

Pastor, pastor, what do you see
When you look out on your anniversary?
Do you see sinners who need to be saved
Or a parking lot that needs to be paved?
Do you see youth who need to be guided
Or a building that needs roofed and sided?
Do you see a choir singing in praise
Or deacons who forgot to give you a raise?
Sublime and petty, it's all there to see
And we lift it all up on your anniversary.

What Are Your Pastor Like In Your Heart

The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof,
The world and those who dwell therein,
For he has founded it upon the seasand established it upon the rivers.
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
And who shall stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who does not lift up his soul to what is falseand does not swear deceitfully.
He will receive blessing from the Lordand righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
Who seek the face of the God of Jacob. Selah
Lift up your heads,
O gates!
And be lifted up,
O ancient doors,
That the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord,
Strong and mighty,
The Lord, mighty in battle!
Lift up your heads,
O gates!
And lift them up,
O ancient doors,
That the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of hosts,
He is the King of glory