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Pray.Network Spotlight: Church Prayer Leaders Network

The Church Prayer Leaders Network (CPLN) is an organization devoted to helping prayer leaders grow their churches in prayer.  Led by Jon Graf (who also publishes Prayer Connect), CPLN provides a number of resources for prayer leaders - whether on a church staff or volunteers - and also for other leaders interested in growing prayer.  An excerpt from their website explains their purpose:

The Church Prayer Leaders Network is for anyone who desires to see his or her church make prayer foundational to its entire ministry. Though designed specifically for the person in a local church (pastor or layperson) who has been given the task of leading prayer, the site and network is much broader than that. If you are in any type of ministry in your church, and have a heart for encouraging others to grow in prayer, this is for you. Pastors, small group leaders, intercessors, elders, youth and children's workers, worship leaders--anyone who leads and wants prayer to be central to what they do--will benefit from joining the CPLN.

Our desire is to encourage, challenge, and equip you to be a champion of prayer in your church.

Among the resources available on CPLN's website, you'll find:

  • A link to the Connection! Daily devotional (which we've covered in a previous Spotlight)
  • Articles and prayer ideas to help prayer leaders promote prayer within their churches
  • Pray the Word, a collection of scriptural prayers to pray for your church
  • Subscription to Prayer Connect, a bi-monthly magazine for prayer leaders and intercessors

Besides the website, CPLN offers memberships for individual or churches.  These memberships include subscriptions to Prayer Connect and discounts on prayer resources at www.prayershop.org (Harvest Prayer Ministries).

One of the most interesting aspects of the CPLN ministry is their regional prayer conferences (we highlighted the Midwest Prayer Conference in a previous Spotlight).  These conferences are great opportunities for prayer, learning, and networking and provide great spiritual retreat experiences.  They're hosted by churches - see the "conferences" page on their website for more information.

The life of a prayer leader can be a lonely one, especially in churches where prayer is a relatively small ministry (which would be most churches).  CPLN is a great way to be reminded that as a prayer leader, you're not alone; and it's a great source for resources to help you honor God through growing your prayer ministry.

 

Pray.Network Spotlight by Andrew Wheeler.

See Andrew's website at www.togetherinprayer.net

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