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Agree / Disagree?

By Sing Oldham

Phil Miglioratti opened the winter leadership meeting of PrayerLink asking whether Southern Baptists are more interested in developing prayer guides (booklets and other resources about prayer) or prayer guides (individuals in congregations who help guide church members to be prayer warriors in the house of God).

Drawing his lesson from the purification of Jesus recorded in Luke 2, Miglioratti pointed to two individuals in Scripture who serve as prayer guides for twenty-first century believers—Anna and Simeon.

These two relatively obscure characters in the overall narrative of Scripture were “led by the Spirit to step up at just the right moment to announce God’s redemptive moment,” Miglioratti, prayer consultant for the Illinois Baptist State Association and national coordinator of Loving Our Communities to Christ, said.

Noting that we know nothing about them beyond this single instance, Miglioratti observed that Anna and Simeon both frequented the house of God and were devoted to the Lord in prayer.

“It is interesting to note that Luke 2:40 follows Luke 2:22–39,” he added.

Luke 2:40 states that Jesus grew up and became strong, filled with wisdom, and God’s grace was on Him.

“We cannot underestimate the power of prayer on people’s lives,” Miglioratti noted, urging the PrayerLink leadership team to focus its ministry objectives on creating “Luke 2:40 followers of Jesus”—those who grow strong in the Lord, who are filled with the Spirit, and who reflect the grace of God in how they live their lives.

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Agree? Diasagree?

Started by Phil Miglioratti. Last reply by Timothy Burns Jul 13, 2016. 9 Replies

By Sing OldhamPhil Miglioratti opened the winter leadership meeting of PrayerLink asking whether Southern Baptists are more interested in developing prayer guides (booklets and other resources about prayer) or prayer guides (individuals in…Continue

Prayer Walking in Tuscon Arizona

Started by Lewis Turner. Last reply by Claude V. King Jan 7, 2015. 3 Replies

A question has been raised by a friend of mine, who is also a member of Pray!Network.  Are there any who are active in prayer walking and praying for Tuscon, Az?If you know of some involved in prayer for Tuscon, please let us know.  I will pass that…Continue

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Praying from Scripture

Started by Susan L. Dinwiddie. Last reply by Susan L. Dinwiddie Aug 8, 2014. 2 Replies

I am always looking for ways to "prime" our prayer group to pray "big picture" prayers.   There is a new little book (99 cents, Kindle edition) which is very helpful to this end.  It consists of 777 short "prayer points" picked directly from…Continue

Your Go-To Site for Prayer Leader Resources & Ideas . . .

Started by Phil Miglioratti. Last reply by Deborah Perkins Mar 7, 2017. 2 Replies

As a prayer leader, what is your go-to-site to help you build and equip your team?PhilContinue

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Comment by Michelle Morrison on September 7, 2013 at 3:55am

American Religious Heritage Under Attack

I am a pastor and attorney here in NYC and I want to urge you to watch the videos below. OUR RELIGIOUS HERITAGE IS UNDER ATTACK.  The clips are not long.  We have an educational  program on Sat Sept 14th in NYC and I am encourage everyone to forward the first 2 videos and post them on social media to get the word out.
Pleas pray for me and our task force as we seek to educate the Body of Christ on these issues!
Michelle Morrison
Introduction about the task force and Sept 14th
 A must watch!!   Pastor Bill Devlin speaks on recent development with SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE under attack
Comment by Virtuous Lady on May 16, 2013 at 6:08pm

Comment by Phil Miglioratti on January 24, 2013 at 5:20pm

National Prayer Committee tours Hollywood to Pray for the Entertainment Industry

By Michael Ireland
Special Reporter, ASSIST News Service

HOLLYWOOD, CA (ANS) -- Fifty-eight prayer leaders will gather together to learn about Christian ministries in Los Angeles and offer prayer for the entertainment industry next week, when the National Prayer Committee partners with Hollywood Prayer Network for a "Hollywood Day" Thursday, January 31, 2013.

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According to a media release from the Hollywood Prayer Network, the day will begin with a bus tour of Hollywood hotspots such as the Hollywood Sign, Pantages Theatre, Grauman's Chinese Theatre and Paramount Pictures Studios, followed by a worship service at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood.

The committee will also listen to a panel of Christian industry professionals including DeVon Franklin, Senior Vice President of Production at Colombia Studios, Dean Batali, Executive Producer of That 70s Show, and Actress Nancy Stafford from Matlock. After the panel, the prayer leaders will view a screening of the film 42, followed by a discussion led by Professor Robert Johnston of Fuller Theological Seminary. 

Karen Covell, Documentary Producer and Founder of the Hollywood Prayer Network, said: "This is a rare and exciting day, to have the Nation's top prayer leaders all gathering in Hollywood to spend time with and pray for the entertainment professionals who are shaping our culture."

Covell hopes that committee members will leave Los Angeles with a better sense of how to pray specifically for Hollywood as "the world's most influential mission field."

Hollywood Prayer Network is a Christian nonprofit ministry for the purpose of praying for the people, projects and powerful influence of the entertainment industry.

HPN invites individuals, churches, and para-church organizations to commit to pray for all aspects of the media, including film, television, music, internet and news. The group challenges beleivers to embrace artists and creative professionals in our culture and support them through prayer.

For additional information on the National Prayer Committee's "Hollywood Day," contact Lisa Petersen

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Comment by Linda Bemis on September 3, 2012 at 8:56pm

What Is Orality?!

It is far more than 'storytelling' with children or those who cannot read. Check out the upcoming ION Annual Conference - 10th Anniversary. Orality is using oral strategies with those who choose to get their information by other ways than print-format. That includes those who can read but choose not to by using audio, internet or digital means.

See the newly added event on Pray! Network at:

Plan to come check out the newest discipleship & evangelism tool that can impact every part of your church or ministry to reach those who will only receive the good news if you give it to them in a form they can understand.

Comment by Jonathan Graf on August 13, 2012 at 1:39pm

Prayer for our nation is building. I am amazed at all the ministries that are being led to encourage prayer for 40 days prior to the elections. Many of them non-partisan. You can see fifteen different ones and what they are doing at Many are using the prayer guide Desperate for Change: 40 Days of Prayer for America. 

Comment by Phil Miglioratti on June 7, 2012 at 9:37am



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Comment by Linda Bemis on May 21, 2012 at 1:28pm

Do you or your prayer teams have a plan for GDOP? If not, you might share with them the following info. The Persecution Watch is a great group.

The facilitator, Blaine Scoggin has been around for several years.

Invitation to join the 12 hour Prayer Conference Call for GDOP12%20Hr%20ConCall%20GDOP%2027May2012.pdf
27 May 2012 GDOP ConCall .pdf
Comment by Phil Miglioratti on March 7, 2012 at 9:58am


An Hour of Prayer (free sample)

A sample guide for prayer vigil participants.
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If your church is planning a prayer vigil, you might find that some people will hesitate to commit themselves, because they feel inadequate at prayer. To allay those fears, a church can offer suggestions on what to do during a prayer vigil. Here are a few:

  • Bring things to help you talk with God: your Bible, a hymnal, the church directory, and the church's current prayer list.

  • Be yourself. Talk to God as you would talk to your best friend.

  • Get comfortable. The stiffer you feel, the more formal your relationship will be. Sitting is fine. If kneeling helps, do it.

  • Try praying out loud, though not loud enough to disturb others. Being able to hear yourself pray improves concentration, and you'll find your mind doesn't wander as easily.

  • Don't feel you have to do all the talking. Discuss something with the Lord, and then be silent. Sometimes God uses the times of listening to implant his answers in our minds. Gradually you'll find prayer can be a conversation.

Mapping out the Hour

The following outline can help people fill their prayer time meaningfully. People's times may differ, but if they are given times and instructions such as these, they can get started.

Preparation (one minute): Ask God to help you spend this time profitably with him.

Confession (four minutes): Spend a moment going over with him recent sins that weigh on you. Ask for his cleansing, accept it by faith, and thank him for it.

Praise and thanksgiving (nine minutes): Sing your adoration to the Lord using a hymnal or choruses you know. As your heart begins to adore him, you'll sense his presence more deeply.

Petition (nine minutes): Pray about life's difficulties. Use this time to talk over with the Lord your own struggles.

Intercession (nine minutes): Pray for friends, loved ones, relatives, neighbors, fellow workers. Don't just read a list of names to God, but talk to him about their lives and needs.

Prayer for the church (twelve minutes): Pray for your pastor and church leaders. Intercede for the Sunday school children and the youth, the families, the singles, the widows, the sick, the shut-ins.

Prayer for the nation (eight minutes): Pray that God will guide our public officials and those who serve our communities. Pray for righteousness in government and a public policy sensitive to true justice.

Prayer for other nations (eight minutes): Pray for the work of Christ throughout the world. Intercede for unreached peoples. Pray for missionaries, for Third World pastors and churches, for the people of God who are suffering persecution. Pray for peace.

As people see how they can actually pray for an hour, they're more willing to risk it. After one successful experience, they'll be eager to sign up the next time.

Excerpted from our sister publication Leadership journal, © 1988 Christianity Today International or the author. For more articles like this, visit

Comment by Phil Miglioratti on February 8, 2012 at 4:52pm

A message from Cynthia Bezek to all members of Prayer Leaders on Pray! Network!

A prayer leader just asked me how she could help her prayer team incorporate listening prayer into the ministry's time of intercession for the church's prayer request. I blogged about it ( But I'd love to hear your thoughts, too. Does anyone do this? How does it go for you?

Comment by Kelly Murphy on December 30, 2011 at 9:03am

Hi friends,

I just posted a blog called A Tool For Family Prayer Time. It's worked for us as we strive to teach/model intercessory prayer to our children. Enjoy! :)



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