Prayer for the Ministry and Vision of the Church

Pray for the ministries of the church:

Pray that through the ministries of the church “God’s message would be preached in ever-widening circles, and that the number of believers would greatly increase.” (Acts 6:7)

Pray that the ministries of _________________________ Church would cause “large numbers of people to be brought to the Lord.” (Acts 11:24b)

Declare that the ministries of the church would “not be ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes.” (Romans 1:16)

Pray that the ministries of _________________________ Church would build up faith. (Romans 10:17)

Declare that the church’s ministry would be dedicated “to God, who alone is wise, be the glory forever through Christ Jesus. Amen. (Romans 16:27)

Pray that the lost in _________________________ will be won over “by the miracles done through us as signs from God-all by the power of God’s Spirit.” (Romans 15:19)

Pray that the leaders of the ministries “might trust the power of God rather than human wisdom.” (1 Cor. 2:5)

Pray that the Word spoken at _________________________ Church would be “not just fancy talk” but by God’s power. (1 Cor.4:20)

Pray that it is love that builds up the church, not knowledge. (1 Cor. 8:1)

Pray that all ministries produce the Fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)

Pray that the work of _________________________ Church will “equip God’s people to do God’s work and build up the church, until we come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature and full grown in the Lord, measuring up to the full stature of Christ…becoming more and more in every way like Christ.” (Ephesians 4:12-13, 15)

Pray for the purpose to be to please God, not people. “God is the one who examines the motives of our hearts.” (1 Thessalonians 2:4)

Pray that the purpose of instruction in the church would be “that all Christians would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and sincere faith.” (1 Timothy 1:5)

Pray that all instruction would “not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives’ tales, but would spend time and energy in training all for spiritual fitness.” (1 Timothy 4:7)

Pray that all ministries would help to “build our lives on the foundation of our holy faith.” (Jude 20)

Pray to the Lord “who is in charge of the harvest, and ask the Lord to send out more laborers to help you, for the harvest is so plentiful and the workers so few.” (Luke 10:2)

Pray that all of the church’s ministries would produce the Fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)

Pray for the worship service(s):

Pray that at _________________________ Church, worship would cause “deaf people to hear words read from a book, and blind people will see through the gloom and darkness. The humble will be filled with fresh joy from the Lord. Those who are poor will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 29:18)

Pray that all would “give thanks to the Lord, for God is good!” during worship. (Psalm 106:1)

Pray that each person would “come before God with thanksgiving, singing to God psalms of praise.” (Psalm 95:2)

Pray that everyone will “enter the courts of the Lord with our whole being, body, and soul, shouting joyfully to the living God.” (Psalm 84:2)

Pray that people “wait quietly before God, for our hope is in God.” (Psalm 62:5)

Pray that praise would cause the Presence of the Lord to fill the Temple. (2 Chronicles 5:13-14)

Pray that effort would cause the church to be not just another building-but for the Lord! (1 Chronicles 29:1)

Pray that worship would bring back the Tent of Meeting, where Moses would meet with God face to face as a man speaks to his friend. (Exodus 33:8-11)

Pray that worship would cause the glorious presence of the Lord to fill the church. (Exodus 40:34-38)

Pray for the Mission and Vision of the church:

Pray for wisdom and spiritual understanding for the leadership of _________________________ as they define the mission and vision of the church. (Ephesians 1:17; James 1:5)

Pray that each ministry of the church would do “its own special work, so that the whole body will be healthy and growing and full of love.” (Ephesians 4:16)

Pray that the vision and mission of _________________________ would cause it “to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:10)

Pray that the vision and mission of the church would help people “to understand what the Lord wants us to do.” (Ephesians 5:17)

Pray that the work of the church will continue until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again. (Philippians 1:6)

Pray that the church will have the desire to obey God and the power to do what pleases God. (Philippians 2:13)

Pray that the church will keep working toward that day when it will finally be all that Christ Jesus saved us for and wants us to be. (Philippians 3:12)

Pray that God will give _________________________ Church a complete understanding of what God wants to do in each person’s life, and that God will make each person wise with spiritual understanding. (Colossians 1:9)

Pray that the church “would not be led astray by empty philosophy and high-sounding nonsense that comes from human thinking and from the evil powers of this world and not from Christ.” (Colossians 2:8)

Pray that the humility of the church would bring honor to God. (Proverbs 29:23)