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1 1 House of Prayer Ministry Presented by Don Matthews Church Enrichment Missionary – SBC of Virginia

2 2 Biblical Foundation Mark 11:17 “And as he taught them, he said, "Is it not written: "'My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.’” “And as he taught them, he said, "Is it not written: "'My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.’”

3 3 PRAYER SURVEY 1.I believe the Bible teaches that prayer should be a daily part of every Christian’s life. 2.I pray regularly during the day. 3.I believe that prayer works. 4.I feel adequately trained in prayer. 5.I regularly have times of prayer. 6.I pray regularly for missionaries. 7.I pray regularly for lost people. 8.I train others for prayer. PERSONAL PRAYER ALWAYS - 5 OFTEN - 4 SOMETIMES - 3 RARELY - 2 NEVER - 1

4 4 CORPORATE CHURCH PRAYER 1.The leadership in our church regularly teaches and emphasizes the importance of prayer. 2.Before our church engages in any major effort we dedicate a set time to pray/fast. 3.Our church regularly prays for non-Christians by name. 4.Prayer is a major emphasis in our worship services. 5.We have special prayer emphases in our church. 6.Our church maintains a current prayer list that is available to the church. 7.A significant part of our Sunday School classes or small groups is prayer.

5 5 CORPORATE CHURCH PRAYER 8.Our church emphasizes prayer for national and international missionaries. 9.We have people set aside to pray during the worship services. 10.The people in our church regularly pray for the pastor/staff and their families. 11.Prayer meetings in our church go no deeper than stating health needs. 12.We see answers to prayer in our church all the time. 13.We have set aside a place in our church were people can come to pray each week. 14.Our church has time when answers to prayer can be communicated corporately.

6 6 CORPORATE CHURCH PRAYER 15. Our church is so busy “doing church” we have little time to pray. 16. Our church has participated in prayer walking. 17.Our church regularly prays for a church planter in this state. 18.Prayer is involved in every function of your church. 19.Our church has an intercessory prayer ministry. 20.We have identified prayer warriors from our church to be engaged in the ministry of prayer. 100 – 66 = Foundational Praying Church = Symbolic Church = Non-Praying Church

7 7 Vision Our vision is to rekindle and refocus the prayer ministry of the local church. Our vision is to rekindle and refocus the prayer ministry of the local church. Our focus is to build a mighty army of “Prayer Warriors” that will lift the ministries and needs of the church, the lost and its membership constantly before the Lord. Our focus is to build a mighty army of “Prayer Warriors” that will lift the ministries and needs of the church, the lost and its membership constantly before the Lord.

8 8 Prayer Ministry Goal: Lead the Church in a focused, strategic, intimate prayer relationship with God Lead the Church in a focused, strategic, intimate prayer relationship with God Undergird the Core Values and Ministries of the local church with aggressive, foundational prayer Undergird the Core Values and Ministries of the local church with aggressive, foundational prayer Involve the majority of the members of the local church in one or more areas of the prayer ministry Involve the majority of the members of the local church in one or more areas of the prayer ministry

9 9 Prayer Warrior A child of God who is passionately committed to purposeful prayer A child of God who is passionately committed to purposeful prayer Walks with God Walks with God Places themselves in a relationship with God which enables them to hear Places themselves in a relationship with God which enables them to hear Their life reflects the high principles of Christ Their life reflects the high principles of Christ Believes in the promises of God Believes in the promises of God II Chronicles 7:14-16 II Chronicles 7:14-16 The foundation stone of a praying church

10 10 How does a “Prayer Warrior” serve? Intercessory Prayer Ministry Intercessory Prayer Ministry Watchman Prayer Ministry Watchman Prayer Ministry Worship Prayer Ministry Worship Prayer Ministry Counselor Prayer Ministry Counselor Prayer Ministry Emergency Prayer Ministry Emergency Prayer Ministry Homebound Prayer Ministry Homebound Prayer Ministry Lighthouse Prayer ministry Lighthouse Prayer ministry SCBC Prayer Warrior “Prayer Warrior” can serve in any one of many aspects of the “House of Prayer” prayer ministry. A “Prayer Warrior” can serve in any one of many aspects of the “House of Prayer” prayer ministry.

11 11 House of Prayer - Prayer Ministry Pastor Intercessory Prayer Coordinator Watchman Prayer Coordinator Worship Prayer Coordinator Homebound Prayer Coordinator Shield Prayer Coordinator World Wide Prayer Chain Coordinator Missions Prayer Coordinator Lighthouse Prayer Coordinator Counselor Prayer Coordinator Emergency Prayer Coordinator Prayer Coordinator

12 12 Intercessory Prayer Ministry An Intercessory Prayer Warrior intercedes for the needs of the Kingdom three times a day An Intercessory Prayer Warrior intercedes for the needs of the Kingdom three times a day Daniel 6 Daniel 6 Committed to prayer – Prayer Intercessors (like Daniel) will be committed to prayer for the needs of the Kingdom three times a day. Committed to prayer – Prayer Intercessors (like Daniel) will be committed to prayer for the needs of the Kingdom three times a day. Goal: 120 Prayer Intercessors Goal: 120 Prayer Intercessors

13 13 Intercessory Prayer Ministry Intercessory Prayer Encouragers 1-10 Intercessory Prayer Coordinator Intercessory Prayer Warriors 1-12

14 14 Worship Prayer Ministry Luke 6:12 Luke 6:12 “One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.” A Worship Prayer Warrior will pray with the Pastor prior to the worship service. They will also pray during the worship service in the prayer room. A Worship Prayer Warrior will pray with the Pastor prior to the worship service. They will also pray during the worship service in the prayer room.

15 15 Worship Prayer Ministry Worship Prayer Coordinator Worship Prayer Captain Week 1 Worship Prayer Warrior Worship Prayer Warrior Worship Prayer Warrior Worship Prayer Warrior Worship Prayer Captain Week 2 Worship Prayer Captain Week 3 Worship Prayer Captain Week 4 Worship Prayer Captain Week 5

16 16 Counselor Prayer Ministry John 4:42 John 4:42 “They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.” A prayer counselor is a prayer warrior that counsels those who come forward in the worship service to make decisions for Christ and to express other spiritual needs. A prayer counselor is a prayer warrior that counsels those who come forward in the worship service to make decisions for Christ and to express other spiritual needs.

17 17 Counselor Prayer Ministry Counselor Prayer Coordinator Counselor Prayer Captain Week 1 Counselor Prayer Warrior Counselor Prayer Warrior Counselor Prayer Warrior Counselor Prayer Warrior Counselor Prayer Captain Week 2 Counselor Prayer Captain Week 3 Counselor Prayer Captain Week 4 Counselor Prayer Captain Week 5

18 18 Emergency Prayer Ministry Those “Prayer Warriors” will be on our Emergency Prayer Chain. Those “Prayer Warriors” will be on our Emergency Prayer Chain. They must will be willing to receive a telephone call at any time of day or night. They must will be willing to receive a telephone call at any time of day or night. Upon receiving the call, the “Prayer Warrior” will simply begin praying for the emergency need. Upon receiving the call, the “Prayer Warrior” will simply begin praying for the emergency need.

19 19 Emergency Prayer Ministry Emergency Prayer Coordinator Assistant Prayer Coordinator Assistant Prayer Coordinator Emergency Prayer Chain Assistant Prayer Coordinator

20 20 Homebound Prayer Ministry This “Prayer Warrior” will be one of our homebound prayer saints or someone involved in the ministry to the homebound. This “Prayer Warrior” will be one of our homebound prayer saints or someone involved in the ministry to the homebound. These “Prayer Warriors” will be assigned specific issues to pray about. These “Prayer Warriors” will be assigned specific issues to pray about.

21 21 Homebound Prayer Ministry Homebound Prayer Coordinator Assistant Homebound Prayer Coordinator Assistant Homebound Prayer Coordinator Assistant Homebound Prayer Coordinator

22 22 Lighthouse Prayer Ministry This “Prayer Warrior” will be committed to pray for their neighbors to come to Christ and Church membership. This “Prayer Warrior” will be committed to pray for their neighbors to come to Christ and Church membership. They will attempt to build a relationship with their neighbors and let them know that their house is a “Lighthouse” of prayer and hope. They will attempt to build a relationship with their neighbors and let them know that their house is a “Lighthouse” of prayer and hope.

23 23 Lighthouse Prayer Ministry Lighthouse Prayer Coordinator Area Lighthouse Prayer Coordinator Area Lighthouse Prayer Coordinator Area Lighthouse Prayer Coordinator

24 24 Watchmen on the Wall Prayer Ministry Ezekiel 22:30 Ezekiel 22:30 "I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.” "I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.”

25 25 Other Prayer Ministries 24 Hour Prayer Ministry 24 Hour Prayer Ministry Shield of Prayer Ministry Shield of Prayer Ministry Missions Prayer Ministry Missions Prayer Ministry World Wide Prayer Chain World Wide Prayer Chain Sunday School Prayer Ministry Sunday School Prayer Ministry Special Age group Prayer Ministries Special Age group Prayer Ministries Men’s And Women’s Ministry Prayer Men’s And Women’s Ministry Prayer

26 26 Schedule How will we implement the Prayer Ministry? Phase 1 – Watchmen, Intercessory, Homebound, and Worship Phase 2 – Emergency, Lighthouse, and Sunday School Phase 3 – Prayer Counselor, Shield of Prayer and World Wide MarAprMayJunJulyAugSepOctNovDecJan Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 (Example)

27 27 Intercessory Prayer Ministry Follow-up Training

28 28 Spiritual Boot Camp “Equipping the Warriors for War”

29 29 Spiritual Boot Camp “Equipping the Warriors for War” Biblical Foundation 1 Kings 18: Kings 6:17

30 30 The Principles of Spiritual Boot Camp The Principles of Spiritual Boot Camp I.Discipline - Too many Christians desire to get involved in ________ without first submitting to the _______________ necessary to ________ the Warrior for battle. action discipline equip

31 31 II.Dependency In spiritual warfare our goal is to join God in defeating the enemy. We must ______ _________ that we, ___ ________, have no power to defeat Satan. never forgetin ourselves “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of Host.” Zech. 4:6

32 32 III. Direction Submit Resist Draw Near Cleanse Your Heart “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Clean your hearts…” James 4:7-8

33 33 Lessons for Spiritual Boot camp. Lesson #1 SUBMIT TO GOD - Submitting to God is the first lesson of Spiritual Boot Camp. Christians who are not ready to ______ God ______________ are not ready for ______________ ___________. obey unconditionally spiritualwarfare

34 34 “Now by this (obedience) we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.” 1 John 2:3

35 35 “For this is the love of God, that we keep His Commandments.” 1 John 5:3

36 36 Lesson #2 Draw Near To God Drawing near to God is the Second Lesson of Spiritual Boot Camp. Our _________ _______ ________ is the principle __________ used to ________ the ________ of our relationship with God. personal prayer life barometer measure quality

37 37 Drawing near to God Requires the following disciplines: Time Attitude Format Quality Fasting Cleansing

38 38 Time –Drawing near to God requires time. When we are motivated to pray, the first and most important self discipline is to set aside blocks of time to enhance our personal relationship with God.

39 39 Attitude - Developing a strong personal prayer life is essential to preparing for Spiritual Warfare. When we dedicate time to enhance our relationship with God, our attitude changes from _____________ to _______. obedience joy There is nothing that will make your prayer life more enjoyable than to hear God speak to your heart!

40 40 Format - Dr. Peter Wagner suggested that one of the most effective formats to pray is the __________ ___________. Lord’s Prayer “Our Father in heaven hollowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” Matthew 6:9-13

41 41 When Jesus was praying in the garden, just before His death, He asked His disciples to pray with Him. When He went back to check on them He found them sleeping. Matt. 26:38-41

42 42 Quality of prayer usually follows __________. ____ in prayer begins to develop as both _______ and ________ increase. quantity Joy quantity quality

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44 44 Fasting and Prayer Fasting is just as necessary as prayer when we seek to draw near to God Fasting involves an intentional practice of self denial. It opens us to God and draws us near to Him. “To the degree that fasting becomes a norm in our day-to-day Christian life…we will become more effective in our spiritual warfare.” (Peter Wagner)

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46 46 Cleaning your hands and purifying your hearts is an important step in Spiritual Warfare. Jesus said: “Clean your hands, you sinners; clean your hearts, you double minded.” James 4:8

47 47 Concerns what you do! Concerns what you think!


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