Creath Brazos Baptist Association
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
MISSIONS
Where will God take you today?


 
P R A Y !
"Missions is not about a love for people - it is about a love for God!"
 
The first step of missions is to prepare your heart to be used by God.
The following prayer guide is a beginning step taken from resources on the
Visit this site for many more tips and free resources to assist your prayer ministry.
 
Everywhere you look signs point to this fact: God is calling His people to heartfelt prayer.
As believers answer this divine call to prayer, two things begin to happen.
 
First, God's people begin to return to Him in revival.
Second, the church begins to be reclaimed as a house of prayer for all the nations (Mark 11:17).
A Great Commission Prayer Ministry will provide a way for churches to become houses of prayer with a passion for the lost.
 
A Great Commission Prayer Ministry should include three strategic parts. These three purpose statements  will help
you build your comprehensive prayer plan.
    
1) Personal Element
Renew a personal passion for Jesus through praying unceasingly (1 Thess. 5:17). This portion of the prayer plan highlights the
personal dimension to prayer. As believers begin to practice an unceasing prayer life, prayer assumes its primary and foundational
place in the center of their lives.
 
2) Corporate Element
Reclaim the church as a house of prayer with a passion for the lost (Matt. 18:18-20:13; Luke 19:10). This relates to the c
orporate
dimension of prayer.  As prayer becomes foundational in a congregation, the focus of ministry turns toward that of the Father's
(i.e., the lost world).
 
3) Kingdom Element
Link congregations in focused prayer for evangelizing and awakening (Matt. 18:18-20; 2 Chron. 7:14). This refers to the kingdom
perspective of prayer. As churches become houses of prayer with a passion for the lost, they begin to see the need to look toward
the worldwide harvest. Churches are therefore encouraged to consider ways to join other congregations in associational, state,
national, and international prayer initiatives for evangelizing and awakening (e.g., National Day of Prayer, See You At The Pole
 [SYATP], Campus Prayer Journey, Prayer for the Persecuted Church).
 

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Acts 1:8 (HSCB)
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be
My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."