15 Ways You Can Pray for Our Church and Our City


1. Revival and Renewal — Pray for people to have a deepening desire to know God, to seek his face, to glimpse his glory.

2. Togetherness — Pray for the church to be filled with the laughter, encouragement, and commitment of friends on a mission.

3. Evangelism — Pray for people to meet Jesus for the first time: neighbors, coworkers, teachers, friends, family, adults, students and children.

4. Serve Our City, Serve Our World — Pray for our service to the poor and marginalized, lost and left out in our city and in our world—for individuals who serve, for local ministry partnerships such as Restore OKC, for mission trips to Ecuador and Guatemala.

5. Church Plants — Pray for the churches we are helping to fund and launch: Justin Burkholder, Iglesias Reforma in Guatemala; Fletcher Lang, Church on a Hill in Boston, MA; Stephen Myers, The Well in Mustang, OK; Bryan Padgett, Redeemer Church in Stillwater, OK.

6. Birthday Celebration — Pray for spiritual renewal and joy in our church family as we remember, rejoice and refocus on all that God has done and has called us to be.

7. Easter — Pray that our church will be so overwhelmed with the victory and beauty of Jesus’ death and resurrection that we will not be able to resist inviting everyone we know to hear the good news of the gospel.

8. Giving — Pray for the cheerful and passionate generosity that enables us to build the ministries we need to increase the depth of our discipleship, to connect everyone in real relationships where they experience care, and to love others in our city with the grace of Christ.

9. Elders — Pray for our future elder development, training, and calling.

10. Kids and Students Ministries — Pray for hearts to be deeply formed by Christ, for workers to feel called to love and serve the next generation, protection over our young ones, joy to pour into them, wisdom to guide them.

11. Groups — Pray for meaningful friendships, for hearts to be deeply formed by Christ, multiplication of group leaders who will help us make disciples through community groups, men’s groups, and women’s groups.

12. Worship & Arts — Pray for hearts to be deeply formed by Christ through worship and for continued growth of our teams for worship, storytelling, and video production.

13. Women’s Leadership — Pray for clarity and wisdom for the team that is coming together to help disciple and equip our women.

14. Be Trained — Pray for depth, intentionality and excitement in us as we seek to train up disciples of Jesus who are well-equipped for life and ministry.

15. Opportunity Fund for Our Future Home — Pray for God’s direction, wisdom, and provision as we look for our future land or location as a home for the church. Pray for funds to be raised so that we are ready to move ahead when we have an opportunity to purchase the right space.

“To kindle every revival, the Holy Spirit initially uses what Jonathan Edwards calls ‘extraordinary prayer’—united, persistent, and kingdom centered. Sometimes it begins with a single person or a small group of people praying for God’s glory in the community. What is important is not the number of people praying, but the nature of the praying.” – Tim Keller

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