You Are a Pastor’s Wife

Posted by | May 01, 2017 | Balance, Family, Pastors' Wives | 2 Comments
Silhouette of a woman lifting her hands up to the sky

As we begin another week, I want to share a poem with you that was recently shared with me that I believe will bless you. We as pastors’ wives can relate to this in so many ways.

You Are a Pastor’s Wife
By Jacqueline Richardson

You have answered the call
To give your all
You are a Pastor’s wife.
You try to keep peace in the midst of strife
You are a Pastor’s wife.

You have listened to the woes of the big and the small;
To all who come to you, you give your all.
You smile and pray, as you go through each day.
You are a Pastor’s wife.

The place that God has called you to be
Is to minister to His and your family
You show His love to the great and the small
For you are a Pastor’s wife.

You keep focused and look to the hills
For you are determined your purpose to fulfill
You will daily draw your strength from the Lord
For you are a Pastor’s wife.

You know your labor is never in vain
For God cares for you even in times of pain
He promised to always come through for you
His grace is always sufficient for you
For you are a Pastor’s wife.

You will be faithful until the end
To Jesus Christ your Savior and Friend
For when before the throne you stand
God will take you by your right hand
He will place a crown of gold on my head
And say, “Welcome home, dear Pastor’s wife.”

I hope this poem was an encouragement to you as it was to me. We as pastors’ wives do go through a lot and at times get tired of living in the “Fish Bowl.” But I want to encourage you do not grow weary in well doing!

Let us come alongside you on your ministry journey.

About Rodetta Cook

Rodetta Cook has been a pastor’s wife for over 40 years. She and her husband, Ron, have actively served the Lord together in ministry during the entire time and are co-founders of Care for Pastors. She understands the expectations, loneliness and how hard it is to find balance in ministry as a pastor’s wife. Rodetta also leads the pastor’s wives initiative at Care for Pastors called The Confidante and ministers to hundreds of wives each week. She strives to share blogs with other pastors’ wives that will help them in their ministry walk.


  • Jamie says:

    Thank you so much for this! I really needed it.

  • Charlene says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem!!! Always good to hear someone else understands what a Pastor’s wife endures and does on a daily basis.

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