Prayer Evangelism Ideas

The fourth dimension to a local church prayer ministry is prayer evangelism. The energy of prayer needs to be turned outward, toward the community and the world. This is prayer evangelism. Avenues to heighten prayer evangelism: Adopt the Moravian principle, “No one works, unless someone prays.” Make prayer the essential to every effort. Anything not…

The Call to Intercession

The third prayer concentration of your prayer effort is the force of intercession and mobilized intercessors. Every believer is called to intercession. And yet, there are those who have a special burden for the role, even a special anointing to do the work of intercession. Most churches have never identified those people. Tragically, intercessors are…

Three Kinds of Churches

There are three kinds of churches. Some churches pray when there is a crisis. Other churches have a prayer ministry among other ministries. Finally, there are churches that seek to bring prayer to the center of every ministry, to everything the church strives to do and be. They want to become a house of prayer…

The Church at Prayer

We learn to pray by praying. It is more caught than taught. Nothing can replace being in the middle of a passionate prayer meeting. Listening to others pray, blending our voices with theirs, being infected with their passion, sharing their burden for the lost – we catch the spirit of prayer. Like taking coals of…

How to Start a Prayer Ministry

Over the past several weeks we have discussed the marks of an effective personal prayer life. This is the first of ‘four dimensions’ of prayer ministry. There are four critical components that, like cogwheels, interact with one another, yet each is separate and distinct. These four prayer concentrations of your prayer effort are: Personal, home-based,…

A Healthy Prayer Life

I had been involved in ministry for over 25 years when I admitted to God that I didn’t understand prayer. Involved in the prayer summit movement, I spent days at retreat centers with pastors of almost every denomination. We prayed morning, noon and night. We encountered God. I was immeasurably enriched and forever changed. I…