Planning Strategies for Praying Together
When you understand and practice the above elements in prayer, then you are ready to:
It is then that you will begin to see an increase in participation and the development of a passion within others to meet with God through prayer resulting in praise to our Lord.
Church leaders can pursue the relational aspect in prayer, understand its purpose, be impassioned, view prayer as a priority, know its power, adhere to scriptural principles, and make it a personal practice in their own lives, and still not have a praying local church body. Why? How can that be?
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The reason may be a lack of strategic planning. Notice the adjective before planning -- strategic. Having effective corporate prayer is not just a matter of scheduling some meetings or developing a program. To truly be a church of prayer is to engage in spiritual warfare. What nation would go into battle without carefully planning their strategy? To do so would undoubtedly lead to failure.
- They assess their situation.
- They train their troops.
- They know the enemy and his tactics.
- They have a chain of command.
The Prayer Ministry Manual expounds on each of the above points that should be a part of strategic planning for how they relate to planning for corporate prayer. It also includes a church-wide survey you are permitted to copy and use so you are able to strategically plan based on an assessment of where your people are in regard to prayer.