Making a Difference in Prayer
People who are happiest with their lives spend them influencing others for Christ.
- Lead them to Christ.
- Teach them the Bible.
- Pray with them & for them.
- Help them find, follow, & finish the will of God.
John Maxwell “Every time I have had a breakthrough in the growth and life of my church, it has been because of intentional prayer.”
E.M. Bounds “Prayer is not preparation for the battle; it is the battle.”
George Barna “Prayer was the battle cry of the congregation.”
Marlin Mull “Prayer and church growth suggest Siamese twins. You cannot have one without eventually having the other”
Waymon Rodgers “This is the area that the majority of our churches talk about the most and practice the least.”
Praying for people is one of the most important privileges of the believer.
Prayer is directed to the God of the Bible. (vss. 1,2,8)
Prayer is the work of intercession. (vss. 3-8)
- Grace and Peace
- Evangelism of the Lost
- Growth of New Believers
- Word of God to spread and be proclaimed
- Spiritual Fruit
- Holy Spirit’s Work
- Christian Leaders
- Church to Function Properly
- Focus on Heaven and Eternal Rewards - Hope