Posted on February 25, 2015

A Simple Way to Pray Corporately 

In corporate prayer meetings over the years I have used a simple model of prayer called “Up, Out, In” that is taken from the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6. There obviously many more ways to pray corporately but this is a simple way to help a prayer group pray with focus and unity.

Up

“Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name…” Matthew 6:9

Posted on February 18, 2015

3 Ways to Measure the Growth & Success of a United Prayer Gathering

No one wants their prayer meeting to be awkward, unorganized, or poorly attended. Every prayer leader would prefer to host a well-organized and popular prayer event. However, effectual prayer and organizational efficiency are not always the same thing. The biggest and most organized meetings aren’t always the most spiritually significant. How then can we measure the success of our prayer event? A successful Collegiate Day of Prayer gathering can be summed up with three simple words—Agreement, Allies, and Answers. A successful prayer movement will show at least some evidence in these three areas.

Agreement

One of this generation’s greatest needs today is not just more prayer, but rather more agreement in prayer.

Posted on February 4, 2015

My grandmother was a prayer warrior. Every Thursday morning her senior friends gathered on her enclosed porch—the one where all the old family recliners found their final resting place. The street was lined with cars as godly women came to study God’s Word and pray. I could always ask my grandmother to pray for me, but when I needed an extra “boost,” I would ask on Thursdays when her fellow warriors would be gathered for battle.

College was a defining time in my walk with God. I made a choice to stay with Him and He used events in my campus years to profoundly affect my spiritual trajectory to this day. During college, I found a prayer partner, and we held one another accountable to pray for an hour each week.