Presentation on theme: "House of Prayer for all people"— Presentation transcript:
1House of Prayer for all people By Derek J. Morris
2My house shall be called Isaiah 56:7My house shall be calleda house of prayerfor all nations.
3Is your church a house of prayer for all people? Our experience at Forest Lake ChurchWhy do so few people attend prayer services?How can your church become a house of prayer for all people in your community?
4Focus on Praise“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise.” Psalm 100:4Sing songs of praiseInclude testimonies of praiseWhat are some reasons you have to praise the Lord today?
5I will praise you, O LORD Psalm 9:1-2 I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heartI will tell of all Your marvelous worksI will be glad and rejoice in YouI will sing praise to Your name, O Most High
6Focus on Prayer“Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:18, NIVDon’t spend all of your time talking about prayer requests.Pray in groups of 2 or 3.Who needs prayer today?
7Heal me, O LORD Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed Save me and I shall be saved. For You are my praise, You are my praise You are my praise, You are my praise.
8Focus on the Word“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” Psalm 119:105What other texts of Scripture emphasize the importance of focusing on the Word of God?Include a component focusing on the Word – 5-7 minutes
9Focus on Reaching OutHow can you include more people from your community in your house of prayer?The ministry of Prayers and SquaresWhat are some other creative ways to reach out to people through your house of prayer?
10The invitation to be a house of prayer for all people God wants your churchto be a house of prayerfor all people