Presentation on theme: "Developing a prayer strategy that sticks. ESSENTIAL: Widespread Prayer - We deliberately engage lots of Christians to intercede on behalf of the ministry."— Presentation transcript:
ESSENTIAL: Widespread Prayer - We deliberately engage lots of Christians to intercede on behalf of the ministry site.
“Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in Heaven Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” (Luke 11:1-3)
Whats your personal prayer life like??? Are you a do’er or a be’er?
Enlisting prayer partners You do not have, because you do not ask. You do not have, because you do not ask. James 4:2
Tips Share stories of kids, share stories of kids, share stories of kids – this is important, the more you share the more others want to become involved Must be regular and specific – I suggest weekly or twice monthly Ensure that praises and updates of prayers that have been answered and results are communicated – this encourages and motivates team members Include your prayer team members on your regular ministry letters and other updates
ACTS A - Adoration - praise God for who God is C - Confession - own up to our sins T - Thanksgiving - thank God for all God has done S - Supplication - make requests for ourselves and others Five-Finger Prayer Thumb - pray for those closest to me Pointing finger - pray for those who guide us: teachers, doctors, clergy, counselors, social workers, mentors Middle finger (tallest one) - pray for those who stand tall: government, civic, and business leaders, police and firefighters Ring finger (your weakest finger) - pray for those who are weak: the poor, sick, infirm, infants, homeless, and the powerless Pinkie (the smallest, the least) - pray for me and my needs Take a TRIP with God Ask the following questions: T - Thanks: For what am I thankful? R - Regret: What do I regret? I - Intercession: Whom do I need to pray for? P - Purpose: What is my purpose or plan? (this day, week, my life) PARTS of Prayer P - Praise A - Ask R - Repent T - Thank S - Share
Assignment Make 10 phone calls to enlist prayer partners Start a facebook prayer group Email 20 people to start a weekly/biweekly prayer letter