A Week of Prayer for Church Planting

By Ron Orr

January 18-25 is for many churches a Week of Prayer.

As Canadian Baptists we are participating members of the Canadian Council of Man PrayingChurches that organize this common call to prayer. Church fellowships all around the world participate.

Whatever connections you prefer, start the New Year in prayer. The suggested theme for this year’s prayer is, “Jesus said to her: ‘Give me a Drink.’”

“Give me a drink” is the cry of the many people in Canada who are soul thirsty. Pray that the best and most important news anyone can hear will be spoken into their understanding. Pray that communities of faith—of prayer—will be established amongst each.

Pray that we will grow our neighbourhoods and communities into places of faith, prayer and new churches. I think that it begins when WE pray. We cannot reproduce praying communities if we ourselves are not praying.

Pray that God would stir us into prayer.
Pray for awakening.
Pray for the Christians all around you, but to whom you never speak.
Pray for them though they are of a different language or just a different tradition.
Pray for that group that may rent your facility.

And pray with them.

Pray for Christian unity.

I have been challenged lately by some of the churches in our midst. They meet 2 or 3 hours weekly for pray. Some hold monthly, all night prayer vigils.

Pray for churches that do not yet exist.
Pray for a vision to see them coming.
Pray for leaders to raise them up.
Pray for sacred money from kingdom investors.
Pray for new wineskins.

Pray.

Visit the Our Tribe page for details on various Church Plants and how you can pray for them.

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