Prayer takes varied and beautiful forms. Be inspired to begin your own Prayer Revolution by these stories.
Prayerful Commitment: Gracious God, wake us from our slumber. Let us be open to the new and the next, to the powerful and the purposeful, to the call you have for us. Be with us as we prepare our hearts and minds to do your will. In Christ's holy name, Amen.
A specific prayer is written for ongoing, regular use by the church seeking God to do new and amazing things in and through the congregation. The video below talks about the use of the prayer weekly in worship. Other churches have chosen specific times when people are encouraged to pray the prayer every day. (One church chose the street address of the church as the time when everyone was encouraged to pray the prayer.)
All Church Prayer from IGRC Communications on Vimeo.
This form of prayer has individuals, either alone or in pairs, walking the streets of the community silently praying and asking God to open their hearts to new possibilities. This video shares how this practice was expanded to include other churches from the community. When some churches engage in Community Prayer Walks, they leave from the same location and regather at a set time (maybe 30 minutes later) to discuss what they saw and how God open their eyes as they walked and prayed.
101 Prairie Fire from IGRC Communications on Vimeo.
This is a story of a specific week of prayer walking around the church property praying for God to do new things. Could the Spirit nudge you to do something similar?
Joshua Prayer from IGRC Communications on Vimeo.
People from the congregation are recruited to take one specific day per month to pray for the pastor and for God’s work in the congregation. The pastor typically will send an email to the prayer partners each month outlining specific prayer requests related to the mission of the church.
Pastor’s Prayer Partners from IGRC Communications on Vimeo.
Churches from around the West Ohio Conference have join the Breakthrough Prayer Initiative. Check out their stories for inspiration and ideas.
Stories from West Ohio