12 Ways to Enrich Your Prayer Meeting

spiritualgrowth_enrichIf you’re currently leading a prayer group or if you’re thinking of forming one, these ideas will enrich your time together with the Lord.

  1. Focus your prayer time on God. Include worship, praise, and thanksgiving through song, Scripture, testimonies of praise, and praise videos or audiotapes.
  2. Include a time of silent, personal confession. (Psalm 66:18)
  3. Stimulate prayer through short, appropriate devotional messages (live or taped).
  4. Keep sharing of requests brief so most of the time is spent actually praying.
  5. Ensure a balance of personal requests (supplication) and requests for others (intercession).
  6. Talk to God in conversational language. Avoid making a prayer speech or preaching during your prayer.
  7. Pray as often as you wish, but avoid monopolizing the time. When experienced pray-ers keep their prayers short and simple, the inexperienced pray-er is not intimidated.
  8. Prevent predictability by changing the format of the meetings. Use various themes: attributes of God, Scripture, characteristics of prayers etc. Have different people plan and direct the meeting.
  9. Throughout each meeting, ensure adequate changes in position (sit, stand, kneel, join hands in a circle) and groupings (partners, triplets, one person praying while all agree).
  10. During your time, write a note or card from the group telling someone you spent time bringing them before the Lord. As you pray together for leaders, take time periodically to write, saying you are praying for them.
  11. Try new locations for your gathering, but do it discreetly. Pray in a park or in cars at or near the site of a local concern. Take a prayer walk, enjoying God and His creation as you pray.
  12. Let God fill your heart and mind and trust Him for other creative ideas!
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5 Responses to “12 Ways to Enrich Your Prayer Meeting”

  • Doris Beck Doris says:

    So glad that you found it helpful paline! It’s wonderful that these suggestions can give you the confidence to lead the prayer meetings. May God use you and the times together to see His handprint on your lives.

  • paline says:

    Thank you very much for this article. I have been going to church for the past 12 months and our pastor has been nominating congregates to take turns leading the friday evening prayer meetings, I dont mind leading a prayer meeting, but I had no idea where to start from and now i can cofidently take the challenge using your model. THANK YOU.

  • Doris Beck Doris says:

    Thrilled to hear that you found this article so helpful Olivia!! May God use your prayer meetings to see His Kingdom come!

  • olivia malomay says:

    Thanks for this article.I ask God to provide me some suggestions that I can able to use in our Prayer Meetings and it is an answered prayer.Please include our prayer gathering to be more fruitful and we will be filled with the Holy Spirit.God bless u more!

  • James S. says:

    thank you, friends, for this helpful article. it took someone some time to write it and put it on the web, but it is a blessing to me to have your thoughts. Most of us have not figured out how to a prayer meeting time. the suggestions are helpful. May God contionue to bless you.

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