The following is adapted from Dr. Dave Eby’s Power Preaching for Church Growth
Pray to God for your preacher and his preaching in these specific ways:
1. Help him to realize his absolute dependence on You, that apart from You he can do nothing (John 15:5);
2. Help him to pray for his preaching continually and depend on Your Spirit for power;
3. Anoint him and fill him with your Spirit for preaching. Bring him under complete submission to you;
4. Enable him to preach the Word with accuracy, clarity, boldness and love;
5. Anoint the ears of listeners to be humble, hungry hearers of the Word;
6. Bring conviction of sins and true conversion by the preached Word to unbelievers;
7. Bring conviction of sin, on-going repentance, edification, encouragement and growth/sanctification to believers.
You could also take the words of the Westminster Larger Catechism Question 159 and pray:
Lord, help our preacher to preach sound doctrine
3. in the power of the Spirit
6. zealously, with fervent love to God and His people
7. sincerely, aiming at God’s glory, and the conversion, edification and salvation of all who listen to the Word.
Finally, remember that power preaching is what our church needs, as well as all the churches in our presbytery and in our county and beyond this to our state, nation, and all over the world. Pray for God to raise up power preaching and power preachers. You can be used by God to promote the powerful preaching of His Word.