10 Issues Your Church Should be Praying about Together

10 Issues Your Church Should be Praying about Together

Prayer is the most effective weapon in the Christian arsenal.

You cannot pray too much or too often, and you cannot pray too largely! As you gather as a church to pray about these and other issues, God will answer and reward your petitions with His results.

Here are 10 suggestions for issues every church should pray about together:

1. Becoming people of prayer:

As Pastor Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle eloquently explained in his sermon "My House Shall Be Called a House of Prayer," the primary function of the church is to pray. Although most church gatherings will also involve worship, fellowship, and the study of God's Word, God's first mandate for His house was that it should be a place of prayer.

Unfortunately, however, the modern church has sometimes sought relevance, influence, and image more than we have sought the face of God through prayer. It's time to implore God to pour out His Spirit of grace and supplication (Zechariah 12:10), by which we may boldly come before the throne of grace.

When you gather together, pray earnestly that you and your congregation would become men and women of prayer. Pray also that your church would be a praying church. When we take up our places at the throne of God, we will find mercy, and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16).