Continuing in our quest to learn how to pray, I want to encourage you to pray for other church members this week. You might have a long list – there are a lot of people to pray for! But that doesn’t mean you can’t get started.
Don’t pray: “God bless all the church members.” That’s good, but it’s hard to put your heart behind such a vague prayer request. We must make it intentional.
Try this activity out this week. In your Bible, place a notecard where you go ahead and pick a prayer focus for every day of the week regarding your church. Here’s an example:
- Sunday – church staff
- Monday – C-Group
- Tuesday – family members
- Wednesday – MIA church members
- Thursday – men you know who need to step it up in the home
- Friday – those close to becoming Christian
- Saturday – Project Love workers
Set up a prayer guide like that for the coming week. Instead of praying for it once and moving on, make that the prayer focus for the whole day – you will be surprised at how you can start praying without ceasing (1 Thess 5:17).
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Distinctive Discipleship. He is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. Travis graduated from North Greenville University with a B.A. in Christian Studies and earned his M.Div. and D.Min. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with his doctoral focus on family discipleship.