2016 Prayer Engagement Strategies

Jesus-followers find hope in the midst of the culture's symptoms, when they engage in a rhythm of unified, prevailing prayer! 

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November
Christ Awakening Indicators: Compassionate Care: Increased care for the hungry and homeless, the most vulnerable and needy. Radical Generosity: Commitment to radical generosity as evidenced by compassion ministries and global missions. 
Pray for …those who serve in social services, through government agencies, and community non-profits. Pray for all those who volunteer in serving the vulnerable, needy, children, shut-ins, and the elderly.
 
October
Christ Awakening Indicators: Pastor Care: Improved health among ministers as evidenced by their joy, decreased resignations, healthy, loving relationships within their families, and an increased response among young people called to ministry.

Believer Unity: Heightened expressions of love and unity among all believers, as demonstrated by the unity of pastors and leaders.
September
Christ Awakening Indicators: NextGen Evangelism: Young adults, students, and children embracing the claims and lifestyle of Christ through the witness of peers who live and love as Jesus. God's Presence: Increasing testimony of the manifest presence of God.
Pray together asking God to restore morality, ethical foundations, and accountability among leaders of church and government, business and politics. Pray for those in authority: Our President, cabinet members, and Supreme Court; pray for your Governor, Senators, U.S. Congressman and state officials; pray for local officials and law enforcement, the judiciary and first responders.
SEE YOU AT THE POLE™ day is on Wednesday, September 28, at 7:00 a.m. local time. All around the globe, in every time zone, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. Learn more at: www.syatp.com
August
Christ Awakening Indicators: Media  Witness: A transformation of society through the restoration of Christ's influence in the arts, media, and communications. Leader Integrity: A restoration of morality, ethical foundations, and accountability among leaders of church and government, business and politics.
Pray for those who serve in social services through government agencies and community non-profits. Pray for all those who volunteer in serving the vulnerable, needy, children shut-ins, and the elderly.
Respond to our nation's 9/11 WAKE-UP CALL by registering your church as a Cry Out America prayer point or by volunteering to lead a community-wide 9/11 prayer gathering at a public venue for one hour of extraordinary, united prayer. To learn more about how you can pray for a Christ awakening in America visit: AwakeningAmerica.us    #CryOutAmerica
July
Christ Awakening Indicators: Righteous Motivations: An awakening to the fear of the Lord rather than the approval of people, thus restoring integrity and credibility. Neighbor Care: Neighborhood transformation and an accompanying decrease of social ills through increased expressions of “loving your neighbor” in service, compassion, and unity.
Pray together asking God to restore morality, ethical foundations, and accountability among leaders of church and government, business and politics. Pray for those in authority: Our President, cabinet members, and Supreme Court; pray for your Governor, Senators, U.S. Congressman and state officials; pray for local officials and law enforcement, the judiciary and first responders.
June
Christ Awakening Indicators: Church Testimony: Community and national leaders seeking out the church as an answer to society’s problems Reconciled Relationships: Breakdowns of racial, social, and status barriers as Christ’s church celebrates together—Jesus!
Pray for imparting faith to children and youth as parents are equipped by the church to become primary disciplers of their children.
May
Christ Awakening Indicators: Prevailing Prayer: Pray for educators, teachers, administrators, childcare workers, coaches, and volunteers who serve our children, asking that God would impart truth through all they do.
​Pray for those who labor faithfully in community agencies, hospitals, clinics, shelters, rehab, and non-profits, serving those in need, asking for His strength and grace as they impart hope, help, and healing.
April
Christ Awakening Indicators: Prevailing Prayer: Increased conversions and baptisms.
Gather your prayer ministry team, intercessors, deacons, elders— and their families. Pray over them as they contribute to your church  being a “house of prayer” (Isaiah 56:7).
​National Day of Prayer: Now as never before, Americans need to be in prayer for our country and its leaders in all spheres of influence. Your partnership is vital to the National Day of Prayer Task Force as we seek to fulfill our ongoing mission of bringing millions of people throughout this land before God’s throne in humble intercession.
Join us on  Thursday, May 5, 2016 as we appeal to heaven!  
For more information and prayer resources visit:  nationaldayofprayer.org
“God will not skip the church house to change the White House . . . A movement bigger than a brand, larger than a logo, more powerful than a personality is what we need.” Tony Evans, Honorary Chairman  of the National Day of Prayer Task Force 
March
Christ Awakening Indicators: Prevailing Prayer: Churches passionately pursuing the well-being of their community through planting of new congregations, re-vitalizing existing churches, benevolent ministries, practical service, and focused evangelism.
Pray for Church Leaders: denominations, and church network leaders, Christian college and seminary administrations and professors, para-church ministry leaders, pastors, youth and childrens' leaders. 
February
Christ Awakening Indicators: Prevailing Prayer: Join Jesus followers believing God for a decrease in divorces and renewed commitment to marriage between a man and a woman in covenant relationship as God intends and Righteous relations between men and women: decrease in divorce rates, cohabitation, same-sex relations, sexual abuse, sexual trafficking, out of wedlock children, and STDs.
​Pray for and with pre-married and married couples, teens, and college students, asking God to protect and strengthen their relationships.
January
Christ Awakening Indicators: Prevailing Prayer: Amplified participation in corporate as well as individual prayer, fasting, and other spiritual disciplines leading to more effective discipleship,
Children Care: Increased care of children as "gifts from the Lord" as the gospel addresses abortion, adoption, foster care, and child well-being.
​Pray for and with those who care for children—nurses and physicians, workers in pregnancy care centers, adoption, foster care, day care and preschool teachers, social workers and counselors—asking God to set them apart in this critical work.

Begin the New Year with 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting

​​We believe a Spirit-empowered faith will move us beyond mere obedience to Christ or even desperation for God to an intense longing for deeper relationship with Him.
“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven." 
Matthew 18: 19
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