“Gotta Have” Prayer Resources For Church Planters
1. Holy Bible - any version will do ... Must be opened to activate.
2. Holy Spirit - author of above; eager to use above to guide and empower your prayer life and your prayer leadership
3. Holy Nation - corporate gatherings of God¹s people ... marked by passion and strategic prayer
RESOURCES TO DEVELOP A POWERFUL PRAYER LIFE
(note: those below in red are Phil Miglioratti’s top 3 picks)
1. How To Pray
“Helps you overcome obstacles to effective prayer.”
2. Let Prayer Change Your Life Workbook
Thomas Nelson Publishers
“If you struggle between desiring a meaningful prayer life and actually having one, this workbook is for you.”
3. Praying God’s Word
“Topical prayer guide; addresses 14 strongholds and what Scripture reveals about each of them.”
4. Disciple’s Prayer Life
T.W. Hunt & Catherine Walker
“Personal, daily study and 12 weekly small group meetings to strengthen and deepen adult prayer lives toward developing the church intercessory prayer ministry.”
5. In God’s Presence
“Six week study to help you work with God in prayer in the six types of prayer.”
RESOURCES TO MOBILIZE A PRAYER-DRIVEN CHURCH
1. A House of Prayer: Prayer Ministries In Your Church
Complied by John Franklin, 128 pp.
LifeWay Press: 800-233-1123 / http://www.lifewaystores.com/
“Gives pastors, church staff, and church prayer leaders practical guidance for establishing or strengthening their church¹s prayer ministry. Chapters include: Prayer Basics, How to start a prayer ministry, Keys to dynamic prayer meetings, Prayer resources and networks, plus 62 creative ideas for involving church members in prayer.”
2. “Pray!” Magazine
“Informs. Instructs. Inspires. Subscribe for your church. Read for yourself. Distribute to your prayer team.”
3. Churches That Pray
C. Peter Wagner, 233 pp.
Guidelines to start a strategic prayer ministry in your church and for your community ... True-life examples of dynamic change through prayer - Resources for prayer development
4. Fresh Encounter: God’s Pattern For Revival And Spiritual Awakening
Henry Blackaby & Claude King
Six week experience challenges your church to identify and overcome revival
restricting habits and attitudes.
5. Biblical Patterns for Powerful Church Prayer Meetings
The Master Design: info@masterdesign
“It has been said that if we want to see the New Testament revival in our
cities, we must recreate the New Testament prayer meeting in our churches.
Greg Frizzell explains how to turn a traditional prayer meeting into "a time
of powerful prayer for evangelism, missions and revival.’”
RESOURCES FOR PRAYER EVANGELISM
North American Mission Board Resources: (the next four)
1. “Praying Your Friends To Christ”
Equips your congregation to effectively pray for lost and unchurched acquaintances
2. “Lighthouses of Prayer”
Everything you need to recruit and train believers to make their homes Lighthouses of prayer (brochures, tracts, video)
3. “Taking Prayer To The Streets”
Great resource for mobilizing your congregation to prayerwalk (drive, bicycle, in-line-skate, etc) to cover your community in prayer
4. “On Mission Prayer Map”
Will assist you in breaking down the task of covering North America in focused prayer. “How to Pray” section is a primer on prayer and prayerwalking. 770-410-6000
5. HOPE: Houses Of Prayer Everywhere
Al Vander Griend
Excellent source of training materials for the Prayer/Care/Share strategy of establishing and sustaining Lighthouses. Their Church Lighthouse Kit has everything you need to get started on the right foot and in the right direction.
6. Prayer Evangelism
Like his ground-breaking “That None Should Perish” volume, this recent addition explains how to change the spiritual climate over your home, neighborhood and city. A practical plan of action to reclaim our communities and cities.
7. Prayerwalking: Praying Onsite with Insight
Steve Hawthorne, Graham Kendrick
Practical teaching on how to each church family can cover their neighborhood with prayer and how an entire church can cover their community with prayer. Easily and quickly gets everyone into the prayer movement of your church. No experience necessary!
8. Prayerwalking Video: For Kids Of ALL Ages
Prayerwalking for Kids is a fast paced six minute video, narrated by kids, on how to pray for your city and actually enjoy it. Prayerwalking for Kids has often been enthusiastically viewed by adult audiences of many denominations, as well as kids. It's available from Joey and Fawn Parish, for a donation of $14. (US). postage paid in the US. You can order the video by contacting Joey Parish, 540 W. Highland Drive, Camarillo, California, 93010.
RESOURCES FOR PASTORS
1. Intercessors and Pastors
Eddie & Alice Smith, 175 pp.
Casts vision for the new, emerging partnership between pastors (the gatekeepers) and intercessors (watchmen). Vital for strategic prayer ministry in your congregation.
2. Partners In Prayer
Thomas Nelson Publishers
Special focus on how to strengthen and protect your ministry through prayer partnerships.
3. National Pastors’ Prayer Network
Connects you to the global Pastors’ Prayer Group movement. Plus resources for prayer evangelism and the Lighthouse movement through email Updates.