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