Introduction

We truly appreciate your commitment to pray. In the words of Paul, “many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.”

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Pray for Opportunities

Pray that our leaders have patience to wait not just for opportunities, but for the right opportunities. And pray that they would have the wisdom to know the difference. Pray that God may instill in our leaders such a profound hope that they will never get discouraged, even when God seems to be closing a door. In fact, together, we are relying on God to do amazing things. Let’s join together and pray to God for the gift of opportunity!

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Pray for Our Community

Would you join with us and pray for our new community? Pray that God blesses it. Pray that God helps our team to truly settle into this community; leaving the past behind and fully embracing the place we are carried off to. Pray that God helps our community to prosper, and our new church along with it. 

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Pray for Volunteers

Please consider praying that God would lay on the hearts of people at our church, and in our new community, an urge to step up and to help lead this new church start. Pray that God would send workers to help make new disciples. 

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Pray for Boldness

Would you pray that our launch team may have this same kind of boldness to speak plainly, publically, and without fear? Pray that God will give us opportunity to proclaim publically and plainly the Good News of Jesus Christ. Pray that we never become complacent or arrogant, indifferent or too confident; but that we would speak plainly and humbly about the God we serve. 

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Pray for Miracles

Will you pray that God would perform signs and wonders in our midst? Will you pray that God would work miracles in this new church start? Will you pray that God will be with us in a big way? Would you pray that God might work in ways we never thought possible?

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Pray for our Location

From the experiences of others, I know that finding the right location is the one thing that causes the most sleepless nights. It is also where people get to see God move in the most miraculous ways. So, we’re inviting you to join us in this faith-filled time of prayer. Pray that God would open the door for the perfect location for us to reach people for Christ. And pray that God would move the hearts of our people to open up their homes for small groups.

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Pray for Cooperation

Will you pray that God gives us a generous spirit of cooperation? We want to work alongside other organizations, churches, and ministries—not against them. Will you pray that God gives ministries in our new location a spirit of cooperation? We really want to be welcomed into the conversation and find some great ministries with which to partner

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Pray for Divine Appointments

Will you pray that God will provide hundreds of divine appointments like the one between Philip and the Eunuch? Will you pray that God will push our leaders out into the community and onto the desert roads, as the Spirit leads?

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Pray for Our Leaders

Pray that God would protect them and give them an unexplainable confidence in God’s ability to provide. Pray that God fills them with hope as work is done to open the doors necessary to move forward. Pray that our leaders commit to making room for rest, that they would take a day off each week and find time to separate themselves from the pressure of starting a church. Pray that their identity and value as a person would not become wrapped up in the success or failure of the church plant. 

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Pray for Humility

Pray that God keeps us humble, while also helping us to reach our breakthrough goals. Pray that our leaders are able to maintain a healthy discipline of prayer and study, so that their spiritual life isn’t attached to the success or failure of the church plant. Pray that we succeed not only by worldly standards, but also in the content of our character

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Pray for Extravagant Generosity

Would you pray that God moves the hearts of people to give towards this new church start?

Pray that God helps us to be good stewards of these resources, and that we will not want for anything that we need to realize this vision.

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