Pray Chattanooga is exactly as the name implies: it is a group of believers from Chattanooga who are dedicated to organizing their city and surrounding regions for prayer.
To organize the city for prayer, Pray Chattanooga has several initiatives running concurrently:
For starters, four citywide prayer events were organized:
- A Solemn Assembly for July 16th, 2016.
- A Prayer Meeting for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday on January 15th, 2017.
- A Day for Fasting and Prayer on the National Day of Prayer, May 4th, 2017.
- A Day of Prayer to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation on Oct 28th, 2017.
At our first event, the Solemn Assembly, 800 believers from 50 different churches gathered at City Church to pray.
Secondly, Pray Chattanooga has a variety of means to following up each of the large prayer events. Smaller, more frequent prayer meetings have been organized and are taking place all over the region. In addition to this, Pray Chattanooga has available upon request citywide Monthly Prayer Guides (a summary of requests taken from all over the city each month), as well as trainings for prayer to congregations, prayer retreat facilities and facilitators, and prayer team trainings. Click here to learn more.
At the end of 2017, those involved with Pray Chattanooga will reevaluate, pray, and lay out a plan for what is next for our city.
Pray Chattanooga is not a church, non-profit, or for-profit organization, nor is it a formally organized institution of any kind. Pray Chattanooga is an informal agreement between churches, ministries, and believers in the metro Chattanooga area to come together to pray. Leadership, as well as locations where we gather for prayer, rotate—no one church or organization is pulling this off, it really is a citywide effort.