Tuesday, January 31, 2006

RESOURCE - Prayer Cards Mobilize Pray-ers


Whether your burden is for your kids, their schools, your wife, your
church, your pastor, your finances, people who are suffering, people in
authority, people in Hollywood, or even more personal-such as asking for
God's help in overcoming sin or to spark revival in your heart, Pray!
magazine has 17 different prayer cards that can help the time you spend
talking with the Lord become more fruitful.

Each Scripture-based, 3 5/8" x 8 3/4" bookmark prayer guide comes in a
pack of 50 cards that retails for $7, but through February 28, 2006, you
can save 30% (a cost of only $4.90 per pack) anytime you place an online
order at www.praymag.com for 10 or more packs.

Help your church truly become a house of prayer with this special
February savings offer from NavPress.

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New Resource for Upward & Outward Prayer


Seek God for the City 2006

In drastic days, pray great things.

God is about to do the best things He's ever done in history. That's why we are seeking Him for whole cities.

Equip your people to step into a forty-day adventure of praying the desires of God with vivid, relevant prayers from the promises of scripture. Seek God for the City is a proven tool that unites and guides whole churches in persistent prayer for spiritual awakening throughout their communities. This 64-page booklet is designed to guide prayer through the forty days leading to Palm Sunday, March 1 through April 9, 2006.

We are able happy to offer a complimentary review copy to anyone in a recognized position of pastoral or prayer leadership. Call our office at 800-264-5214.

It's affordable. For as little as $1.20 each, the significant quantity discounts make it possible to equip many in your church and community. ($3 single copy price.)

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or click here to place an order: http://www.waymakers.org/index.php?p=sgftc

A Children's Companion Version is available on line at:
http://www.waymakers.org/index.php?p=sgftc&pp=children

A Spanish translation is available on line at:
http://www.waymakers.org/index.php?p=sgftc&pp=spanish

These are both available in a PDF format designed to be printed and photocopied.

Before He acts, He wants to be asked.
Pray your way into something great!

Invite others to join in. Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.

Steve Hawthorne, Director, WayMakers
P O Box 203131, Austin, TX 78720
512-419-7729

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Monday, January 23, 2006

Quotes to Prompt Prayer

“If you find yourself more drawn toward prayer than promotion, more toward humility than hype, you are being prepared by the Lord for the glory of God. What He is working in you is typical of what God is establishing in thousands of other believers.”

“When we cry for God to visit us, do we really know what we are asking? When we entreat the Almighty for His Kingdom, are we ready to surrender ours? The same prayer that asks for His unrestrained blessing also calls for His corrective judgments on our disobedience. We are asking for God to be God in our midst!”

It’s all about Jesus. To glorify Jesus Christ and make a highway for our God is our supreme task. All flesh will one day see his glory. The truth is that everything in heaven and on earth is summing up all things in Christ. Take time to pray through the following. It is the goal of God’s transcendent purpose in Christ and what it means in our prayers and intercession:

“We are being emptied of our agendas, false expectations, and non-biblical traditions so that Christ alone will be Lord over the church.”

“Let us, therefore, recognize that the long-term intention of God is not only to eliminate the pains in our bodies but also to establish His reign in our hearts. Yes, let us continue to pray for revival and to rejoice when we see it. But, with sobriety, let us also remember: In the days of his presence, the goal of God’s visitation is to make us His habitation.” Quotes by Francis Frangipane


Together in the Harvest, Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise * deb@intercessorsarise.org


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Friday, January 20, 2006

Get Equipped ~ Go National, Regional, or In Your House!

===>A major responsibility for the congregational prayer leader is the equipping of the saints to do the work of the prayer ministry ... Seriously consider these three options below ...

•NATIONAL
Prayer Quake/Empowered
The Sixth Annual Convention of the Church Prayer Leaders Network

Registrations are open for the sixth annual CPLN Convention. This year we are rolling "Empowered" into "PrayerQuake," partnering with Bridgebuilders and the Phoenix Church Prayer Leaders Network.

Dates: June 14-16
Location: Word of Grace Church, Mesa, AZ
Speakers: Henry Blackaby, Dutch Sheets, Jackson Senyonga
Cost: CPLN members who register before Feb 15, $69

•REGIONAL
We also are holding regional conferences in the following locations:

New England Regional
March 17-18
College Church
Northamption, MA

Western Regional
Sept. 15-16
Christ Community Church
San Jose, CA

Midwest Regional
October 26-28
Maryland Community Church
Terre Haute, IN

SouthWest Regional
Dallas Area
Dates TBA

NorthCentral Regional
Nov. 9-11
Grace Church
Cleveland, OH

•IN YOUR HOUSE
Would Your Church Like to Host a Conference?

One of the best ways to jump start people into a deeper level of prayer is to encourage them through a conference. Many of you attend our regional or national conferences, some churches spending thousands of dollars to do so. While we want to continue challenging you to come to our events, have you ever thought of bringing an event to your area? Most of our regional conferences are planned due to an invitation from the hosting church, not us seeking a location.

What Does it Take?

There are three possible conferences you can host.

1. An individual speaker conference.
The CPLN and our parent ministry Harvest Prayer Ministries have 13 different speakers who can facilitate a prayer conference. These conferences are put on and expenses covered by your church. In a sense you are paying to bring in a speaker for a prayer weekend. Expenses may vary, based on travel and housing expenses and agreed upon honorarium. Each speaker has slightly different requirements. You can pick a speaker either by topic or closeness to you. The speakers are listed below, with their location and whether or not they travel nationally or regionally. Click on their names and an email window will pop up.

CPLN
Jonathan Graf, Indiana, National
Phil Miglioratti, Chicago, National
John and Kerry Shuey, Eastern Pennsylvania, National/International
Dennis and Betty Jo Conner, Dallas, TX, National
Ginny Kisling, San Jose, CA, Regional
Jim Graddy, FLorida, Regional

Harvest Prayer Minsitries Teachers
David and Kim Butts, Indiana, National
Jeff Noel, Kentucky, National
Alvin VanderGriend, Washington, National
Ren Vandesteeg, San Antonio, TX, National
Lisa Flake, Indiana, National
Jeff Coon, Indiana, Regional

2. A CPLN Regional Conference
A church asks to host a regional event that will be advertised by the CPLN nationally. The CPLN brings in at least two speakers to provide keynotes and workshops. The church provides a worship team, a local logistics planning committee, volunteers, and its facilities free of charge (no room rental, hourly pay for technicians, etc.). The church also focuses on inviting other local churches and does promotion in its city. There are three possible funding plans for this kind of conference:

Plan A. (The most popular) Much like having a speaker come in, the host church pays CPLN $2,000. This is due several months ahead of the conference. They pay no other expenses to CPLN. CPLN pays its own travel and hotel expenses, and covers speaker honorariums. The CPLN makes the rest of what it needs to put on the conference through registration fees. Here's the great benefit for the host church: because it paid $2,000, the host church's members can come to the conference free. The $2,000 is in essence scholarshiping its people.

Plan B. The host church provides its facilities free, pays CPLN $1,000, but its people pay a significantly reduced registration fee (Usually 40-50% off or $20-$25).

Plan C. The host church simply opens its facilities for free and promotes the conferences locally. It pays nothing to CPLN. In this plan, the members of the congregation receive a reduced rate on the registration fee (Usually 25-33% off or $30-$35). The CPLN will only agree to use this plan if we see a strong member base in the region.

With CPLN Regionals, we need a church that can handle at least 300 people in its sanctuary, and has enough rooms to have 4-6 workshops.

3. Host an Annual National Convention
We are currently looking for sites for 2007 and 2008 (most likely early June). While we are currently considering either metro Kansas City or metro Detroit, we could be wooed anywhere. We have the following requirements.

A. The church and it senior pastor are sold out to wanting this event in their facility.
B. The church's sanctuary could handle at least 2,000 people (we open the evening sessions to the public)
C. Enough CE rooms/meeting rooms to handle 1,000-1,200 people
D. Enough space for ministry booths, breaks, etc.
E. Resonably modern technology available
F. Willing to host free of charge (If we break even, we always give a financial gift to the church)
G. Within 30 minutes of a major airport
H. Within 5-10 minutes of 250-350 hotel rooms

What does the church get (besides a few headaches)? The pleasure of blessing its region and churches with a national, major conference featuring powerful speakers and worship. A chance to expose its people to wonderful teachers who will inspire them toward greater levels of prayer, which will take your church deeper toward becoming a house of prayer.

If you are at all interested in the possibility of hosting any of these conferences, please contact either the individual speaker or Jon Graf (812) 446-9028.


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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Global Day of Prayer Update


Global Day of Prayer -- YEAR ONE:
Registered venues in 156 nations, an estimated 10,000 locations, 3 international broadcasts, 200+ North American sites (38 States & 7 Canadian Provinces), 100s of millions involved, each site locally mobilized for the blessing of their nation & the peoples of the earth ... and the Lord is just beginning.

•North American Summit: Las Vegas, Jan 27-28, 2006
>LOCATION: Canyon Ridge Christian Church, 6200 W. Lone Mountain Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89130 (www.canyonridge.org) >HOTEL: Santa Fe Station Hotel Casino: 4949 North Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130 (866) 767-7771 (toll-free). $54 Thursday, $139 for Friday night (yes, you read correctly. Its Las Vegas). Ask for The National Prayer Committee / GDOP block. You must call the hotel directly to make your reservations.
>REGISTRATION: $50 / SCHEDULE & CONTENT: 9 AM Friday to 12 Noon on Saturday. 28 hours of new relationships, mission & vision, stories from around the globe, new promo materials, new prayer guide, CDs, DVDs, review strategies, testimonies, break out sessions, lessons learned, how to mobilize your community, funding, broadcasting strategies (TV, radio, Internet), the P.E.A.C.E. Plan, the Azusa Street Centenniel, Blogs, etc.
>Click headline for registration form. Forward this to others.

•PRAY! Magazine, NRB & AZUSA STREET
Make plans to buy the March issue of "Pray Magazine" (www.navpress.com/Magazines/Pray!) in bulk. The whole of the issue is devoted to the Global Day of Prayer. The GDOP is the sponsor and host of Sunday morning plenary session at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention (NRB.org), Feb. 12. Also, the Azusa Street Centenniel (www.azusastreet100.com) is expecting 80,000 from all over the world and a national television audience to celebrate 100 years since the birth of the Charismatic/Pentecostal movements. The Centenniel has adopted the Global Day of Prayer as their next step after April 29th. Wow.

Click headline to order new GDOP promotional video . . .

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE GDOP SUMMIT? Join with the leaders of the National Prayer Committee ... Pastors who pray globally & act locally, local pastor prayer groups, marketplace leaders, leaders of networks, leaders of intercessors, city reachers, and all those whose hearts are stirred with a vision of the cities of the earth aflame with the glory of Christ. Come as a team from your town or city. Every indication points to the most remarkbale movement in the history of the Church. Perhaps it is the beginning of the last great move of God before the return of Christ.

Under Mercy, Bob Bakke
The Global Day of Prayer North America
email: rbakke@gdop-usa.com
web: http://www.gdopusa.com


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Friday, January 06, 2006

Prayer Leader ... Lift Your Eyes!

“Just for a few moments, forget about the increasing darkness in the world around you. Look at the prayer, unity, reconciliation, and renewal movements that have been increasing in the church in recent years. While darkness has covered the earth, the Morning Star of Christ’s actual presence has already begun to rise in His people! He is the one who has been invisibly, yet powerfully, bringing the church together. He is washing us with the water of His Word, cleansing our divisions and prayerlessness. He is not only preparing us for the harvest, He is preparing us for His glory.” Francis Frangipane

Quoted in Intercessors Arise by Debbie Przybylski
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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Beautiful One-Liners

Beautiful One-liners

•A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.

•He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.

•When praying, don't give God instructions - just report for duty.

•This church is prayer-conditioned.


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Worldwide Moms Day of Prayer: 3rd Saturday of January


The vision for the Mom's Day of Prayer is for all women to unite together in prayer at the beginning of each year for the children of their community, state and the world - "Praying Moms Make a Difference."

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Below are the steps that will help you in coordinating a Mom's Day of Prayer in your area:

) Pastor's Approval - If you feel God is leading you to coordinate a Mom's Day of Prayer in your area, your first step will be to contact your Pastor and get his 100% stamp of approval on this. Your Pastor and your church family will be your prayer support all through this effort. Please see Pastor's letter.

) 3rd Saturday of Each January - We would like to encourage each one that hosts a Mom's Day of Prayer to have it the 3rd Saturday in January if at all possible. HALLELUJAH what a day that will be!!

) MDOP Flyers - The Mom's Day of Prayer logo and scripture ... you can print and use in everything you do for your Mom's Day of Prayer.

) MDOP Logo - Use the Mom's Day Of Prayer logo for all of your printed materials. Download a copy here. For Windows users, right-click on the logo and left-click "Save Picture As...". Save it in your images folder.

) Mayor Support - Please see the copy of the Proclamation given to us by our Mayor to proclaim this day officially in our area. He brings this each year to the host church and presents it to the Coordinator from that church.

) Newspaper Articles - Please see two newspaper articles that have appeared in our local newspaper...

) Prayer Support - You will especially need others to pray for you that in everything you do, you will be led by God's Holy Spirit and that God will open doors for you as you spread the word about the Mom's Day of Prayer.

) Welcome Table & Greeters - Sign-In Sheet -

) Prayer Bowl - This bowl is used for those attending to write down their prayer requests and place it in the bowl. These requests will be prayed for during the last hour of the day. We usually have this bowl set up at a separate table. During the last hour, please also pray for God to bring forward the next year's host church & coordinator for your area.

) Prayer Room - In 2004-This was the first year to have a special prayer room to go to at the end of each hour for those needing one on one prayer time. This was awesome! The prayer leaders who had justed finished their prayer hour would go with these ladies and minister to them.

) Prayer Leaders - For each hour, please have two Christian Prayer Leaders from different denominations. These Prayer Leaders are there to begin the hour with prayer and close with prayer. Of course, they may also pray during the hour as the Holy Spirit leads them. The opening Prayer Leader needs to share that the women attending are welcome to pray out loud or they may pray to themselves. Please also share that anyone is welcome to kneel where they are or come to the altar.

) Prayer Information Table - Please have a separate table set up for information concerning prayer groups that meet in your area throughout the year.This will be of great benefit to those seeking other ways to pray with women not just on one day, but all through the year. One example of a prayer ministry that prays for the schools and the children is Moms In Touch International. Please go to the Moms In Touch International website to order their brochures. Moms In Touch International and Mom's Day of Prayer are uniting to spread the word that "Praying Moms Make a Difference".

The Host Church:
-A host Church for a Mom's Day of Prayer needs to be in agreement with the following statement of faith:
-This church believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died on the cross for our sins and rose from the grave and that anyone who believes in Him is saved by grace through faith.

Mom's Day of Prayer seeks to focus on our common love for Jesus and our need to love one another and pray together for our children. Everyone who shares this love and burden is needed in our circles of prayer.

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Monday, January 02, 2006

IDEAS: Five Finger Prayer


FIVE FINGER PRAYER

This is so neat. I had never heard this before...This is beautiful - and it is surely worth making the 5 finger prayer a part of our lives.

1. Your thumb is nearest you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C. S. Lewis once said, a "sweet duty."

2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who tea ch, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.

3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God's guidance.

4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger; as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.

5. And lastly comes our little finger; the smallest finger of all which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, "The least shall be the greatest among you." Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.


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