Come & See Prayer Guide
1.Block out at least 15 -30 minutes this week. Consider skipping a meal and praying instead or perhaps do it as a family or during your devotional time. Another way is to divide this up and pray for 1 area each day.
2.Follow the outline below that uses our 5 key values as a guide for praying.
3.Take note at the items marked with ** These are the areas that both the leadership and the church body have identified in the past as areas God is particularly inviting us into at this time. We have grown in some of these and in others we have not. As you pray into those areas listen to ways in which God might be leading you individually or perhaps as a congregation. What are the next steps we are to take in these areas as a church body.
4.Share your insights, experience and ideas for moving forward with me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pray: “To You, O Lord, I lift up my eyes, O You who are enthroned in the heavens!” Ps. 123:1
Lord, You are righteous, holy and every good and perfect gift comes down from You.
I lift my prayers to You alone. Hear my prayers and show me Your ways.
Jesus is the center.
The Vineyard finds its foundation on Jesus the “Chief Cornerstone.”
“… at the name of Jesus, every knee will bow….” Phil. 2:10
Confess the idols in your heart and then submit yourself afresh to Jesus, asking Him to take His rightful spot in your heart.
We embrace the Word of God – the Bible.
God’s Word is true and guides our choices in life; it is the authority on which we stand.
“Let the word of Christ richly dwell in you ….” Col. 3:16
Pray for our whole church that we “may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and Increasing in the knowledge of God.” Col. 1:9-10 Pray that we would have a hunger for His Word and unwavering faithfulness to it.
We are created as worshippers.
“… whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” I Cor. 10:31
** Ask God to magnify Himself increasingly in our gathered worship and to keep reshaping and reforming us from week to week. Pray for those leading our gathered services, that the Lord would guide them and guard their hearts.
Ask the Lord to continue to help us see all of our lives as an act of worship.
We pursue community.
The Church is God’s vehicle for cultivating, maturing and caring for our needs.
“… you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household….” Eph. 2:19
Pray for the following areas and ask God to show us how to move forward in each;
** Leadership development at all levels
** Welcoming and integrating people into our church
** Continued openness and sharing in our brokenness with one another
** Expansion of our small group ministry
** Caring for our young families
We join God in the work of restoration.
Jesus brings healing to a broken creation – our homes and streets, the neighborhood, the university, our city and beyond.
** Connecting and partnering with the larger body of Christ in our city
** Helping individuals in our church get connected to places of service especially outside of our church walls
** Making an impact in the neighborhood of our church (U of A, Roskruge, Tucson High, homes around our block, the homeless…) Especially pray for God to raise up leaders for this work.
Take a few minutes and pray that God would lead us as a church, that he would show us our next steps. You might also pray for our Elders and staff.
Close by giving thanks:
“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart: I will recount all your wonderful deeds.” Psalm 9:1