Creating a Prayer Ministry in Your Church
Session Six Worksheet for Group Six
Hitting all the notes of the chord
Prayer: barometer of spiritual maturity
Making prayer a priority
Taking the right step for your church
Cultivating an atmosphere of prayer
LET US PRAY THAT WHO WHO ATTENDS THE SATURDAY PRAYER SYMPOSIUM
WILL BE INSPIRED TO SEEK GOD IN A NEW WAY
…AND TAKE THESE TRUTHS AND APPLY THEM IN THE LOCAL CHURCH
WITH THE GUIDANCE AND HELP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
May we encourage a new or renewed focus on prayer in the local church
—becoming more of a house of prayer.
May we foster love and cooperation to make prayer a higher priority
in the life and worship of the church.
Great things will happen as we pray and seek to make the church a house of prayer,
allowing God to pour out fresh grace and blessing.
The outcome of this symposium is not to try to copy what Brooklyn Tabernacle or any other church is doing.
Instead, what’s most important is for us to ask God,
“What’s the next step for us and for our church?"
The prayer meeting is really a very excellent barometer
of the spiritual maturity of any given church.That’s just a matter of fact.
You can tell how popular the church is by who comes on Sunday morning
and how popular the pastor or guest speaker is
by who comes on Sunday night or for a special meeting.
But you can really find out how much the people really know God and love Jesus
by who will come just to wait on God in prayer.
The format of a prayer meeting is not nearly important as its essence
—touching the Almighty, crying out with one’s whole being.
What we cannot do is model ourselves after some else
because what’s more important is, “God, what’s the next step for us?
NOTE FOR GROUP SIX MEMBERS: During the morning plenary sessions, please use the back of this worksheet (other blank sheets of paper are avaklable) to write down insights you gather from the content of the Session Six video in the light of your prayer expereince. Also, based on what you see and hear on the Session Six video, how would you answer the following question: "For the sake of God, our congregation, and our community, what's the next step(s) for our Local Church to become the House of Prayer God wants us to be?" If you are comfortable doing so, then be prepared to share your insight and answers with the other Group Six members in the afternoon dialogue session. After your group dialogue session, elect a spokesperson to present to the other five groups some select insight and answers (presentation time 10 minutes or less). Also, please keep this worksheet for future research and development of a Prayer Ministry at your Local Church.
NOTE FOR NON-GROUP SIX MEMBERS: Since you have been assigned to a different group and are focusing on a different session, please use this worksheet to write down any notes you may want to write down about the Session Six video. Please refer to another worksheet that is related to your group/session's assignment and focus when writing down and sharing your insight and answers. Also, please keep this and all worksheets for future research and development of a Prayer Ministry at your Local Church.