Thursday, August 02, 2007

How to Lead a Prayer Meeting


How to Lead a Prayer Meeting

Purpose of Group Prayer Time

Group prayer was a characteristic of the early Christians.

  • Acts 12:12 - Peter went to the house of Mary where others gathered for prayer.
  • Acts 1:13-14 - scripture records that all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer, along with the women.

Old Testament characters also participated in group prayer.

  • 2 Chronicles 6:13-42 records Solomon praying as all Israel gathered around.

Remember that the purpose of your prayer time is to communicate with God. It's not merely a ritual to get done or for preaching at each other.

Conversational Prayer

During conversational prayer group members should talk to God as they would talk to a friend. Encourage the group (especially a group unfamiliar with group prayer) to feel free to pray sentence prayers. Everyone is free to pray, or not to pray, as the Spirit directs. Don't worry about silence. Allow God to speak to everyone in the group during times of silence.===>Click headline to access complete article . . .

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