Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
A Community of Prayer Champions, Praying Churches, Prayed-for Communities
In your congregation, team, ministry, group:
Who- I routinely lead the planning, trainings, meetings, and ministry.
What- Jamaica Missions; school, community, and church leader-focused prayer events; prayer trainings, prayer workshops, prayer walking trainings, possibly some prayer evangelism outreaches as well.
Where- Homes, schools, churches, neighborhoods- encouraging people to pray on site wherever they are!
When- Planning happens on an ongoing basis. Annual goals are prayed through and printed, and approved by our Board each December.
Why- The only struggle I have with planning happens as I set annual ministry goals, then sometimes need to adjust or drop them as the Lord adjusts our trajectory during the year. Planning is most often a joyful experience following the Holy Spirit's leading.
How- People who experience trainings, prayer walks, and other OnSite-led activities often approach us to set up or arrange additional activities. We pray through these together, then coordinate and plan as the Spirit leads.
Rob Griepentrog - OnSite International, Inc.
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Pray! Network Coordinator
What is the level of participation? Few-Some-Many? Leaders-Youth? ...
Great Questions! So simple. So practical. Without leadership, the prayer process does not more forward. I think our current mindset, a 'prayer requests' disposition, creates, even among prayer leaders, a kind of reactive, rather than proactive posture. The idea of cultivating prayer, strategic prayer, even systematically consistent prayer among intercessors, has not caught on fully. I am still amazed when I suggest that prayer is more than asking, more than a requisition system - that it is the heart of faith practice, the principle discipline, the great means by which I 'present myself to God daily,' that intercessors should be identified, mobilized and teamed, not as an exotic group-type, but as a prototype of people who passionately pray beyond their narrow slice of pain. Thanks for the simple, 'who, what, where, when' questions.
Hey y'all ...
Doug is a national prayer leader - check out his home page ...
Who - the prayer coordinator
what - prayer breakfast, prayer groups in homes, prayer request box in the church foyer, weekly praying while the church service is running.
where - at the church, prayer groups in various homes
when - monthly, trial and error at this stage
why - lack of support
how - let the whole church know that they can be involved. Highlighted areas that they can get involved in. Posters around the church.
Thank you Mary ...
If you have time, expand on "lack of support" please. Sadly, many who lead in prayer experience various kinds of resistance and lack of interest.
Thanks and blessings,
Pray! Network Coordiantor
Since 2009 our Transform LA leadership team has chosen to use 8-9am each Saturday to do a conference call for praying over the various TLA-related needs, members and strategic emphases. Praying in our homes, or wherever we may be at the time allows us to save time and travel as our team members are spread all over Greater LA.
Dave ~ please give us the URL of the TLA website ...