To participate in seeing our city transformed through prayer, please see below for a variety of opportunities to grow your prayer life individually and corporately.
Regional Prayer Gatherings: Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly Prayer Meetings
Prayer groups for pastors and church-goers of all types are already meeting across the region. To (1.) connect with an already existing group, or (2.) get help in starting one, or (3.) to find out how to make your already existing prayer group available to others, please email email@example.com with subject line: “Prayer Gatherings.”
Citywide Monthly Prayer Guides (MPG’s)
We believe agreement in unified prayer is powerful (Matt 18:19)—this is why we have made a way for individuals, small groups, or churches to be in prayer over the same topics at the same time. Each month Pray Chattanooga publishes a brief (2 page) Monthly Prayer Guide (MPG) for our region. It’s made by collecting prayer requests from leaders and ministries across our region, which are then summarized, and re-distributed to the Body of Christ in our city. To receive this resource, email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: “Monthly Prayer Guide.”
Guided times of spiritual reflection and prayer are available to pastors, groups of pastors, churches (staff and/or parishioners), parachurch organizations, businesses, and non-profits. Sacred space and staffing have been made available to you for this effort. To learn more, please email email@example.com with subject line: “Retreats.”
Trainings are available to help churches grow in prayer. Subjects include: (1.) prayer outreaches (walking through neighborhoods interceding over them while personally engaging neighbors to pray for them), (2.) prayer ministry teams (people trained to pray over the spiritual needs of others during church services), and (3.) prayer workshops for congregations. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Trainings” to learn more.
Upcoming Citywide Prayer Gatherings
Exact times and locations TBD, but these are upcoming citywide events for which we will gather. If you, your church, or ministry wish to be involved in any of these prayer meetings, please email us at email@example.com with the subject: “Citywide Gatherings.”
National Day of Prayer
Thursday May 3rd, 2018
Historically “a day of public humiliation, fasting and prayer” we will fast, repent, and seek mercy together.
For Continued Prayer After the Solemn Assembly
Pray for the renewal of the church—that the body of Christ would repent wherever necessary, and take action in the direction Christ calls us to. (2 Chron 7:14, Luke 24:46-48, Acts 3:19, John 15:9, 2 Cor 10:5)
Pray for the renewal of hope in our city and people. Pray that the Church would not falter in hope, not even for a moment. People are scared as to where the nation and the world are going, and in such times more than ever, the Church cannot falter, but must instead SERVE as a light.
Jesus Christ remains the only way to God, the only way to Eternal Life. Please pray for the Church to declare clearly that humankind is sinful and in need of repentance while simultaneously having renewed vigor in sharing the healing power of the Gospel (Good News) of Christ’s saving work on the Cross—that we as believers would be winsome without changing the message. Pray for the number of Baptisms to increase throughout our region.
Reasons for Faith and Apologetics:
Please also pray into 1 Peter 3:15, that each person would be ready to respond when people ask of the hope that is in them—that we could give a reasoned defense for our beliefs in a relativistic, pluralistic world. Ask God to give believers a desire to learn why they believe what they believe, and to grow in their ability to be able to articulate that belief. Please also pray Romans 15:13 over believers in our city, that they would abound in hope!
Renewal of Pastors and Ministry Leaders:
Pray for renewal and refreshing for pastors and ministry leaders in our city. Pray that they would be strengthened, refreshed, energized. Pray for their boldness—that they may lead the charge of renewing our city for Christ. Pray for renewal of vision. Pray for more workers to be added to the harvest fields (both vocational and lay church leadership.) Pray also that more people would pray and take action for the well-being of their leaders.
(Isa 40:30-31, Psalm 23:3, Psalm 51:10-12, John 7:37-39, 2 Tim 1:6, Matt 9:37)
All over the city we hear requests of pastors recognizing the need of more Biblical literacy in their people. Please pray for teachers to rise up in the Body of Christ, that Biblical literacy programs, mentors, and classes would come forth, and most importantly, pray that the Church would hunger to know the Word of God that stands eternal in a shifting world.