This is the start of yet another occasional series of posts on my website. In this series I shall be outlining the vision that God has given me for prayer in the UK.
In the near future I shall be setting up two ministries, Kingdom Prayer Ministries (KPM), and the Kingdom Prayer Leaders Network (KPLN). In these posts I shall be sharing different aspects of those visions which will aim to grow and promote both personal (KPM) and corporate church based prayer (KPLN). The ministries will provide teaching and consultancy, but one most important function, will be to connect churches, individuals and ministries to grow each other in prayer and to provide and encourage prayer support for other ministries, in whatever way I can.
A few weeks ago I got a request from Steve Mullins of Dry Bones Trust and Now Is The Time … to write a prayer partners page for his website. If you do not know him, and have not heard of him then I recommend you to go and have a look at both websites. He is an evangelist with a heart for the lost both in the UK and abroad, and in this country he knows that this is God’s prophetic time for the Christians in this land to rise up and to take hold of the promises that God has given for revival.
This request really encouraged me, so I said ‘Yes!’. At first I thought it wouldn’t take too long, but when I started praying about it that I knew it was going to take longer than I thought. Why?
- Because I was writing the prayer outline for someone elses site, so I needed to be sure the outline would work and would fit in with the focus and style of the rest of the site.
- Because unlike the prayer meeting outlines I write for Kingdom Revival Prayer that prayer outline was not going to be transitory aimed to be prayed through for one meeting, but to be used more than once and part of the site for a longer period.
- Because I needed to be certain that the outline would work and flow naturally so anyone could use it for personal prayer, or for leading corporate prayer easily even if they have little experience.
So I sought God about the Scriptures to base the outline upon, as I find using Scriptures as a basis for prayer is very powerful, which I then applied to Steve and to the vision of the ‘Now Is The Time…’. My next step was to pray through the whole outline to see how well it worked as a basis for prayer. As the outline worked I then sent my first draft to Steve, and after a few changes it was ready! If you want to see the final version here is the link, Prayer Partners. Please use it for praying for Steve, and for other evangelists that you know, as the beauty of a prayer outline is that they are infinitely adaptable, and you are also praying in unity with other Christians even if the details are different, as you are asking about the same things.
This is just one way of supporting other ministries in prayer. Other ways I shall seek to do this will be backstage prayer teams, other ways such as offering training tailored to supporting their work, raising up people to pray, or helping them to improve their own prayer network. Basically, I will try to help in whatever way I can to support their ministry through prayer, by praying myself, and by raising up others to pray.
How has God called you to pray for, encourage and serve others that serve the Lord? We are all called to full-time ministry for God and to be people of prayer, some get paid for it, some have no salary at all, and others have another employer. How can we use our own gifts and callings to promote the gifts and callings of others? I would love to hear your thoughts on this, or about anything else I have shared on this page. God Bless You All, Amen!