Prayer List 1 for May 2017

  • Pray for God’s clear and unadulterated vision for the ministry.
  • Pray for the spirit of humility and brokenness to accept His will for my life and that:
    • The flesh with its passions and desires will remain crucified Gal.5:13-21
    • Christ will live in my heart by faith Gal.2:20
    • My life will be controlled by the Holy Spirit. Gal.5:22-23
    • God’s word will richly abide in my heart, soul and mind Ps.119:1-3, 18, 33-36, 96-105
    • And that He will endue me with the spirit of intercession and passion for souls
  • Pray for the leading, direction and guidance of the Holy Spirit in my life.
  • Pray for the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and the operation of His spiritual gifts for the building of His church in Philadelphia and beyond 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 27-31. Ephesians 4:11-13
  • Pray for wisdom in dealing with individuals and community problems in northeast Philadelphia, to be able to analyze issues, provide solutions that will liberate souls and bring healing to the community
  • Pray for the very words and content of the message that the Lord will want us to share with the people in the community.
  • Pray for boldness, utterance, fluency of speech and the ability to effectively communicate the gospel to the understanding of the people in the community
  • Pray for the location of the church and the ability to acquire it
  • Pray for the name of the church that will be in line with God’s vision for the people
  • Pray for the love of God to be poured in my heart: Matthew 22:37- 40
    • To love Him with all my heart, with all my soul, and with all my mind
    • To love my wife and children and for them to unite with me in this calling
    • To love the people and their community (i.e. Philadelphia and beyond)
  • Pray for the church leaders and believers in this community and Philadelphia
    • To live, walk and be led by the Holy Spirit in all that they do.
    • To become leaders in promoting love, unity, peace, justice, mercy and truth in all righteousness. Matthew 6:33
    • To become disciples of Christ spreading the gospel everywhere
    • To become missions-minded, planning, giving, organizing, and planting churches all over the world
  • Pray for a launch team who will work with me to plan, organize, reach out to the community and launch the church by April 2018
    • Praying for people representative of the ethnic groups in the community
      • Whites, Blacks, Latinos, Jews, Asians, Indians, Irish, Ukrainians, Africans,
    • Praying for a worship leader, intercessor, music director (plays musical instruments), resource leader (giving), outreach leader (discipleship, small groups, events planning, teachers), service leader (ushers, logistics, maintenance, day care) etc.

God Richly Bless You as you travail with us in prayer!!

Prayer Team Strategy

This Prayer Team Strategy is a work in progress. As we continue to pray and intercede for souls and for one another, this document will be updated to reflect the vision and direction the Holy Spirit will be leading us. No team is more important than your intercessory prayer team, therefore we will be using this document to build solid systems that will keep us and the new church covered in continuous prayer.

Provision and Breakthrough Hinges on Prayer

We are going to need a lot of things to see this new church become reality: people, opportunities, land, resources, money, connections, etc. It’s going to require more than we can arrange for. It’s going to require what only God can provide, and there will be opposition. Consider Daniel’s experience:

“Then [the angel] said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer. But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way…” Daniel 10 (NLT)

The Importance of Prayer:

Brethren, you all know the story of Israel and its ancient capital Jerusalem – the city of Peace. Jerusalem has been involved in wars throughout its 3,000+ year history. It was discovered recently that parts of the city had been destroyed 40 times with about 118 conflicts. As I am writing this paper the city is divided into four quarters by the Armenian, Christian, Jewish and Muslim residents. The Palestinians have vowed to regain control of the City and to annihilate the Jews. All this is happening to Jerusalem because at the time of its judgement, no one was found to intercede for the city. Ezekiel 22:1-30.

Remember Nineveh, after Jonah proclaimed God’s judgement upon this gentile nation, when the people repented, God spared them. But God did not spare His own people and His own city of Jerusalem for their sins because NO ONE WAS FOUND TO STAND IN THE GAP.

Ezekiel 22:30-31, “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one. So, I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger, bringing down on their own heads all they have done, declares the Sovereign Lord.”

Oh, Lord, My God, may we find favor in your sight today to build that wall in our generation and to stand up before you in the gap on behalf of your holy city Jerusalem and Israel – your chosen people and land, of our nations – America, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the 10-40 Window, North, South, West and East and the whole world – so that you would not have to destroy us again. “We covenant with you, LORD, according to your grace and calling upon our lives that by faith, we will never be silent day or night, we will give ourselves no rest, and we will give you no rest till you establish Jerusalem and make her the praise of the earth.”

Isaiah 62:6,7 I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem;
they will never be silent day or night.
You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest,
7 and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem
and makes her the praise of the earth.

Our Goal

Planting a new church is a spiritual invasion into enemy territory. Surrounding ourselves with a team of prayer warriors from around the world is the single best thing we can do to clear the way for people to come to Christ. Knowing that a new church will always be opposed in the spiritual realm, we will work under the leadership of the Holy Spirit to recruit at least 70 people to our intercessory prayer team: With God’s help, we commit to hitting that goal before: 04/30/2020

II Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.”

Signing Up

Here’s how we’ll contaHello ct people about joining our prayer team (outbound):
mass email, personal phone calls, word of month, prayer team members’ invites, etc
We plan to create a Facebook group, signup form on a website, etc

2-Way Expectations
When people commit to joining the Prayer Team, here’s what they can expect from the lead planter: Consistent Communication A Prayer Team magnet for members – TBD When people commit to joining the Prayer Team, here’s what we expect from them: Pray at least 30 minutes for one day in a week or 15 minutes for two days in a week (subject to change depending on urgency of work and prayer need)


Information Shared on this platform will be for prayers only
We will remain consistent and faithful to send out prayer requests. Information sent out will be light and require no more than: 5 minutes reading per week

Recurring Schedule

We’ll send out updates every: Other Monday or Thursday (in case Monday is missed)

Delivery Channel

Group text, Email, social media group, prayer team mobile app (TBD)
We commit to having all of our contacts entered/uploaded by: Ongoing till 2020

General Strategic Prayer Topics

Here are the key strategic points of prayers we’ll include in our bi-weekly updates:

  • God’s vision for the ministry – the name of the church and ministry
  • Anointing of the Holy Spirit – Leadership and direction
  • Knowledge, wisdom, discernment and gifts of the Spirit
  • Boldness, utterance and power to witness and preach the gospel
  • Operational needs, location, building, infrastructure & financial resources
  • Love for God, for the people, for the church and for the community
  • Miracles – Salvation, Healings, deliverances, signs and wonders confirming God’s word

Special Events

We will schedule the following event(s) early in the planting process:
Prayer walk in target community ongoing every Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Others to be announced as led by the Holy Spirit


We aim to transition this prayer team into an ongoing global team of Intercessors for world evangelization: After first anniversary