Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Prayer Room Ideas

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Prayer Room Ideas

By Kathy Bruins

The National Day of Prayer is in May, but praying for our countries is so important we should be doing it all the time. As people visit your prayer room at church, you can encourage them to pray for this focus in several ways.

  • Make up a diagram of your community. It doesn't need to be anything elaborate. Draw the streets and name them. It may be fun to use stickers to symbolize houses or businesses. Encourage people to pray around the community while they are using the prayer room.
  • Are there country or community headlines in the paper that need prayer? Post those on a bulletin board, or lay them in a basket so that visitors to the prayer room can draw a slip.
  • Display suggested Bible verses that talk about God's concern for communities. Praying Scripture honors God and brings the intercessor into alignment with God's will.
  • Have a map of the world on the wall. You may want to cut it into pieces before to symbolize the world's brokenness and need for prayer. Each time someone prays for a country or community, have that person put a thumbtack or pushpin into the map.
  • Perhaps you can ask your local authorities if they have prayer requests. If so, place them in a basket in the prayer room for intercessors to pray over.
  • Pray for local schools, uplifting the teachers, staff, and students. Draw a symbol of a school house on a whiteboard or newsprint, and encourage intercessors to draw in the kids, swings, or whatever would be applicable while praying. Have lots of colors available to make it fun.
  • Post pictures of leaders of the country and pray for them and their families.
  • Leave a journal in which intercessors can share what they feel God saying as they pray.

For more ideas, check out the website of the National Day of Prayer Task Force at www.ndptf.org, or the website of the Global Day of Prayer, www.globaldayofprayer.com.



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1 comment:

Brian said...

“I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, in order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life…” 1 Timothy 2:1-2

Join with thousands around the nation in National Day of PRayer's Adopt-A-Leader campaign to reclaim our country through prayer.

Loneliness and feelings of isolation are common among leaders today. Many of them only hear from people when there is a need or a complaint. This Adopt a Leader campaign is designed to maximize your efforts as you encourage and pray for one of our nation’s leaders.

1) First, choose a leader God lays on your heart. The National Day of Prayer Task Force will not assign you a leader – you get to pick your own! You can adopt a principal, a pastor, a military commander, an anchorman, an executive, a representative or even a family member. Seek the Lord’s direction in choosing a leader.


2) When you’ve made your choice, click here and fill out a profile - only name, state and email are required. This Web site http://www.adoptaleader.org/about/index.cfm will enable you to enter your adopted leader’s name and comment on your prayer efforts. Your selected person will appear on a national listing of adopted leaders.

3) Contact your leader’s office regularly, without being a bother. As you learn of prayer requests, record them in your prayer journal and share them, as appropriate, with other prayer warriors on this Adopt a Leader Web site. Be sure to record answered prayer as well.

4) Every month, send a note card to your adopted leader, encouraging him or her and reminding them of your prayers. In the Adopt a Leader Kit, you will find note cards - one for every month.

5) This Adopt a Leader campaign makes a great group project. Have your group adopt several leaders and pray for them during regular meetings.