Reaching The Online Generation

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Stop Asking People to Pray for You…

Posted on | November 19, 2008 |

…and start praying for people!

Here is a simple guide to having a prayer ministry rather than begging for prayer all the time;

  1. Print out a calendar. (I’ve attached a sample to this post.)
  2. Write one name on each day of the calendar.
  3. Every morning, look at the calendar and contact the person for that day.  You can use twitter, plurk, texting, email, or just a plain and simple phone call.  Say something like this: “Hey (insert name)!  I just wanted to let you know that I’m praying for you today.  If there is anything you want me to pray for specifically, let me know.  You can reply to this message or call me at (insert cell number.)
  4. Then you wrap it up with this:  ”If you get a chance, I’d love for you to pray about (insert one thing).  It’s really close to my heart right now and your prayers would mean a lot.”

Next month, add another name to each day of the month so that you are personally praying for two people every day.  Continue adding people as your schedule allows.  

I get a lot more out of praying for people that I do asking them to pray for me.  You know what?  I think a lot more people are praying for me now than ever before!

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One Response to “Stop Asking People to Pray for You…”

  1. Developing an Online Church Planting Strategy - Part 2 : Reaching The Online Generation
    November 28th, 2008 @ 10:30 am

    [...] friends read, http://www.reachingtheonlinegeneration.com/2008/11/19/stop-asking-people-to-pray-for-you/, and decided to do it within their context.  Within a month, they had 120 people praying per month [...]

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