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Becoming a Prayer Ministry

 In All Church of God, Youth Ministries

If we want to see life change in the lives of students, we must be a praying ministry. We are all working with students who are facing incredible and difficult life circumstances. So many students are up against a mountain in life that is impossible to climb, and nothing they have tried has caused the mountain to move. Check out God’s idea concerning faith and prayer.

After Jesus caused the fig tree to wither and his disciples were walking by the tree, this is what Jesus said: “Have faith in God…I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go throw yourself into the sea’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:22–24 NIV1984).

We must pray. Being a praying ministry is critical. We must empower our students and leaders to pray. Here are a few ideas:

  • Empower a student and adult leader in your group to organize and lead your youth ministry prayer efforts and strategy.
  • Create a prayer partner ministry that matches your students and leaders up with a praying adult in your church. Specifically praying for a student on a trip is one idea.
  • Teach and empower your ministry to do the 360 evangelism strategy, praying for specific friends each day. Visit www.chogy.org/360-revolution for more information.
  • Have a running list of prayer requests within your adult and student leadership teams.
  • Celebrate answered prayer as a team and as a ministry. Tell the stories.

When we pray and believe, mountains move.

Praying in faith makes a life-changing difference.

Be a ministry that empowers and promotes prayer.

For more information on the Empower focus of youth ministry, visit www.chogy.org.

Written by Eric Reeder who is a member of the Youth Ministry Team. He serves as the senior-high youth pastor at Madison Park Church of God in Anderson, Indiana.

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