Jesus intends to build his church. And we want to play a significant part in that.
Here are twelve prayers that will build your church.
1. Anointed teaching
Lord, anoint every teacher in every room of our church this week! Place your Spirit upon the preacher, youth teacher, and every Small Group and Sunday school leader as they communicate truth from your Word.
2. Personal growth
Father, as you speak through each speaker, change the life of every listener! Cause them to leave their meetings more like Jesus than when they came in.
3. Great attendance
Jesus, remind every member of our church of the importance of worship. Motivate them to be here this weekend, and receive honor from everyone in attendance.
4. Last week’s visitors
Thank you for entrusting newcomers to us, Lord! Please draw each one back next week. Give us eyes to see them, and capacity to make them into new friends.
5. New salvations
Lord, draw people to our church this weekend who need salvation. Then draw them into a relationship with you. Then enable us to connect each new believer into a discipling relationship and cause them to become fruitful followers of you!
6. New laborers from outside
Lord, if there are veteran Christians in our community in need of a church, send them to us as well. Give us more laborers for your harvest.
7. New volunteers from inside
Father, there are some in our church who haven’t yet discovered their ministry calling. Call them into service this week.
8. New group members
Lord, some of our attenders are not in a Small Group yet. Please nudge them into one this week.
9. New growth steps
Lord, move a significant number of our members to take their next step in discipleship this week.
10. Improved systems
Father, there are ways we can improve every system in our church to more effectively fulfill your mission. Show us what and how to improve at least piece of one system this week.
11. Improved facilities
Lord, we know our buildings are just tools. Show us one way in which we can make them more effective for you this week, and give us the means and resources to do so.
12. New campus
Father, we know that church planting is the most effective means of reaching people with the Gospel. Enable us this week to make progress on planting our next church.
In Jesus’ name, Amen!
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Hal Seed is the founding and Lead Pastor of New Song Community Church in Oceanside, CA. He mentors pastors who want to lead healthy, growing churches with resources at www.pastormentor.com.
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