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1 Interceding for the people in your life
Praying the Spiritual Multiplication Depth Chart

2 Praying for the World

3 - Pope Francis, @pontifex
Miracles happen. But prayer is needed! Prayer that is courageous, struggling and persevering, not prayer that is a mere formality. - Pope

4 Session’s Roadmap Explain the vision for intercession by looking to Church teaching and the Scriptures Create a personal spiritual multiplication depth chart Intercede with another for a person on your personal depth chart

5 Pray like Jesus Intercession is a prayer of petition which leads us to pray as Jesus did. -CCC 2634

6 The Gospel of John Chapter 11
Jesus raises Lazarus The Gospel of John Chapter 11

7 Summary Jesus prays before he acts Jesus’ love for Lazarus
Jesus intercedes to the Father Lazarus is raised from the dead

8 Beginning and Growing Disciples
Different Needs Beginning and Growing Disciples Disciple-Makers Commissioned Disciples

9 A heart for the lost Making new and meaningful contacts For the Son of man came to seek and save the lost. Luke 19:10 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. Romans 10:1

10 I give thanks to God always for you. 1 Cor
I give thanks to God always for you. 1 Cor. 1:4 We give thanks to God always for you all, constantly mentioning you in our prayers. 1 Thess. 1:2 I remember you constantly in my prayers. 1 Tim. 1:3

11 Corinthians New and Growing Disciples I give thanks to God always for you because of the grace of God which was given to you in Christ Jesus that in every way you were enriched in him with all speech and all knowledge. 1 Cor. 1:4-5 …that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 1 Cor. 2:5 I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children…I urge you, then, be imitators of me. 1 Cor. 4:14-16

12 Thessalonians Commissioned Disciples And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction…so that you became examples to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia…so we need not say anything. 1 Thess 1:6-8 So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us. 1 Thess 2:8

13 Timothy Disciple-Maker You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus and what you heard from me before many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2 Tim 2:1-2 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it. 2 Tim 3:14

14 Give the Vision Page minute exercise Share with the person next to you about why we should intercede for the people in our lives? Talk about how you would intercede differently for people in different spiritual stages based on what you learned from St. Paul? Use the space in your program to capture what you have learned

15 A prayer list “There are so many to pray for…A practical suggestion is to write down on a card or sheet of paper a list of all the people for whom we wish to pray and cast a quick eye over it each morning at the time of our morning prayers.” - Fr. Leo Trese, The Faith Explained


17 Acts 2:47 Cell Phone Computer

18 Building a Depth Chart Page of program - 10 minute exercise Who have you yet to share the Gospel with and invite into Christ Mission? (New or Meaningful Contact) Who needs to actively engage in Christ’s mission? (Beginning or Growing Disciple) Who is striving to make disciples of Christ? (Commissioned Disciple) Who is engaging in the work of evangelization and discipleship right now with a lifetime vision for discipleship? (Disciple-makers/Spiritual Multipliers)

19 Interceding for Others

20 A Final Note “This kind cannot be driving out by anything but prayer and fasting.” -Mark 9:29

21 Prepping your Power Session
Page 62 of program - 20 minute exercise You will have 45 minute to teach this to your group: How will you give the vision to your group? (7 mins) Create a Spiritual Multiplication Depth Chart (13 mins) Intercede over names on each other Depth Charts (20 mins) Debrief (5 mins)

22 Important Citations CCC 2634 John 11 – the story of Lazarus
Luke 19:10 and Romans 10:1 – heart for the lost 1 Cor 1:4-5, 1 Cor 2:5, 1 Cor 4:14-16 – new and growing disciples 1 Thess 1:6-8 and 1 Thess 2:9 – commissioned disciples 2 Tim 2:1-2, 2 Tim 3:14 – disciple makers Mark 9:29 – the need for prayer and fasting

23 Questions

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