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Prayer Driven Church Check List

 

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PRAYER DRIVEN CHURCH CHECK-LIST           by Phil Miglioratti
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Prayer Driven Churches . .

 

¸ Include prayer in their mission statement

¸ Highlight the role of prayer in the church’s vision for ministry

¸ Make certain prayer is a core value

¸ Inform new members on the strategic role of prayer and the church's expectation of their personal involvement

¸ Explain the place of prayer in setting and reaching objectives

¸ List prayer as a priority goal for the entire congregation

¸ Have constitutions riddled with the word prayer

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Itemize prayer in their ministry budget

¸ Identify prayer as a spiritual gift or specific role for the church

¸ Provide resources that motivate and cultivate prayer

¸ Express worship and praise as corporate prayer with music

¸ Encourage members to develop a strong personal life of prayer

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Expect each committee, board, group, class, ministry to devote a tithe of their meeting to prayer

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Equip the entire congregation in the dynamics of corporate prayer including youth and children

¸ Focus on prayer through a series of sermons, practical workshops, holy assemblies

¸ Emphasize prayer in Sunday bulletins, monthly newsletters, hallway bulletin boards, literature tables and resource centers

¸ Set high prayer expectations for leadership

¸ Schedule corporate prayer in the cycle of weekly, monthly and seasonal activities

¸ Model a different style of corporate prayer every week in worship

¸ Know their Pastor is in prayer with other pastors (such as Pastors’ Prayer Groups and Prayer Summits)

¸ Prayerwalk their communities

¸ Seek a Holy Spirit prayer strategy for each ministry and every activity

¸ Observe the National Day of Prayer (1st Thursday of May)

¸ Will find members in prayer for one another before and after meetings, in the halls and over the phone

. . . Realize prayer is a conversation with the triune God as they respond to the promptings of the Holy Spirit to pray in concert with Jesus Christ to pray the will of our heavenly Father into our neighborhoods and the nations

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