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Henderson County Prayer Movement

 

Vision

For every Bible-believing church in Henderson County to unite in prayer for spiritual awakening in our county, and for the advancement of God’s kingdom throughout the world.

Strategy

To form a 24/7 Prayer Watch, monthly Concerts of Prayer, and other prayer efforts for the county through the cooperative effort of all the churches.

Values

  1. We seek to bring glory to God through Jesus Christ, and not to any man.
  2. We strive for unity between churches, pastors, and leaders of Christian ministries around the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  3. We believe that united prayer is the greatest power-source made available to us by God to establish God’s kingdom on earth.

Leadership

This prayer ministry is shepherded by the pastors of Henderson County in North Carolina and facilitated by the Executive Committee of the Henderson County Ministerial Association. Each shepherd and facilitator subscribes to the National Association of Evangelical’s statement of faith.

Get Involved

The prayer movement depends on the participation of each church engaging as they are able and called of God. Ideally, each church will be involved in:

  • Prayer Coordinator’s Gatherings. Each church is encouraged to send a prayer coordinator to the monthly prayer and planning session, on the first Monday of each month, from 12:30 to 1:30 PM at First Presbyterian Church (or other designated locations). Pastors are encouraged to attend these gatherings as well.

  • Henderson County Prayer Watch. Each involved church is encouraged to cover at least one day per month (and up to day per week) on the Prayer Watch. The goal is to have the Watch filled ( yet always growing) by the end of 2012.
     
    Prayer Watch Brochure »
    Prayer Watch Bulletin Insert »

  • Church Prayer Meetings. Each involved church is encouraged to host their own monthly or weekly prayer gathering. The HCMA Prayer Ministry will offer tools, guidelines, and encouragement to this end.

  • Countywide Prayer Gatherings. The first Henderson Countywide Prayer Gathering will be in January 2012. If these gatherings become too large to host in a facility, they can be regionalized.

Other aspects of the prayer ministry may include Prayer Walks, Pastor’s Prayer Retreats, etc. Below are two documents, the first is a simple organizational description of the HCMA Prayer Movement, and the other is a prayer FAQ. You are free to download and distribute these documents as needed.

Organizational Description HCMA Prayer Movement »
HCMA Prayer FAQ »

 

Guidelines for Henderson County
Prayer Watch Members

1. Find a quiet place where you can pray without interruption. Your pastor may have provided a central place in your church for people on the watch, may encourage each watch participant to pray in their homes, or may encourage both options.

2. Begin your prayers, asking for protection and guidance, and read aloud some of God’s promises related to prayer (e.g.: Matthew 18:18-19, John 14:11-14; 15:7,16; 16:23-24, James 5:13-18, 1John 5:14-15; Psalm 91:15—or the whole Psalm, or other Psalms; Jeremiah 29:11-13).

3. Intercede using the common prayer requests listed below, shared by all on the watch. These requests will be updated based on input given by members on the watch.

4. Pray also for specific requests provided by your pastor, church prayer coordinator, or from other sources.

5. Consider following a biblical pattern for prayer, such as:

  • The Lord’s prayer (Matthew 6:9-13: Which includes elements of adoration and praise, surrender, petition for needs, confession, and prayers for guidance).
  • The ACTS formula: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication (praying for needs of others).
  • A pattern for praying for others such as those found in Ephesians 3:14-19, Philippians 1:9-11, or Colossians 1:9-12, Daniel 9:4-19, and many of the Psalms.

 

Common Requests for
Everyone on the Watch

  • Pray for spiritual awakening to impact every church in Henderson County.

  • Pray for unbelievers all over the county to hear and believe the Gospel of salvation.

  • Pray for churches to experience unity within their walls, and for God to build unity between congregations all over the county.

  • Pray for ministries in Christ’s name to help the poor in body, mind, and spirit to form and be energized by God throughout the county.

  • Pray for the protection of pastors in our county and around the world. Pray also for the gospel and sound teaching to fill pulpits around the country.

  • Pray for our government, local and national, to be blessed with God’s wisdom and to fulfill God’s purpose.

  • Pray for persecuted Christians around the world to know God’s strength and enduring grace.

  • Pray for the Gospel of God’s salvation to touch the ends of the earth.

  • Pray for everyone on the Henderson County Prayer Watch to have inspiration, encouragement, and the anointing of God to be faithful to their times, and to pray with holy boldness.

  • Ask God to continue building the prayer movement in our county in a way that cannot be stopped. May the Lord receive all the glory and may the glory of the Lord fill our land!

 

 

Building a Prayer Ministry

Concerts of Prayer

Prayer Watch

Prayer FAQ

 

 

 

 

Prayer Watch Brochure (pdf)

 

Prayer Watch Bulletin Insert (pdf)

 
         
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