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Concert of Prayer: “Waiting Upon The Lord”

January 24, 2016 ~ 6-7pm
Preparation: ~ 5 minutes

Welcome to the Concert of Prayer
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Overview: Why are we here? Concerted prayer, praying in concert with one another.

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Biblical Perspective: “Waiting Upon the Lord”

Preview of the Format

Silent preparation and prayer

Dedication: ~ 5 minutes
United Prayer of Dedication
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Commitment: (1) to be servants through prayer; (2) to be used in answer to our prayers

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Thanksgiving: for the privilege of prayer and for those with whom we pray tonight

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Invitation: for Christ by His Spirit to leads us through this Concert of prayer, and to pray through
us and for us.

Celebration: ~ 10 minutes

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 40

Silent Prayer focusing on…
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confidently drawing near to the Lord;
confessing any areas of unconfessed sin / unknown sin
desiring to be filled with his Spirit;
loosing our tongues that we might pray / praise without fear or hindrance.

One Sentence Prayers
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Who is like You, O Lord? Who is like You—majestic in holiness, awesome in praises, working
wonders? (Exodus 15:11)

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O Lord, I praise / celebrate / worship you tonight because you are (my) ______.

Seeking For Fullness: Revival & Awakening in the Church: ~ 15 minutes

In partners: for personal revival, for renewed desires to pursue God
o For personal revival
o To hunger and thirst for God
o For greater Christ-likeness
o For renewed desire for a deeper prayer life
o For deeper experience of God’s love
o To pursue righteousness and godliness

In huddles: for awakening in New City Church
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For our focus to be upon Jesus
For a deeper experience of God’s Spirit
That we would not be lukewarm spiritually

o To walk in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ
o For protection from the evil one.
In group: for awakening in the Church worldwide
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For the word of Christ to dwell richly in her
For her love of Christ to deepen
For God to pour out his Spirit in greater measures
For greater movements of prayer
For protection from the evil one.

Reflection

Seeking For Fulfillment / Mission Among the Nations: ~ 15 minutes

In partners: for greater boldness in personal witness
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In huddles: for the outreach of New City Church to Calgary
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For new opportunities to serve the city
For God to increase our influence
For new partnerships in the city
To be salt and light in our city
For conversions as people hear the Gospel of Jesus

In group: for worldwide evangelism & missions
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For greater reliance upon God in prayer
For opportunities to bear witness for Christ
For greater boldness in witnessing
For their spheres of influence
For God’s grace to be multiplied in & through their lives

For the knowledge of the Lord to cover the face of the earth
For the spread of the Gospel to closed and hostile countries
For churches to be planted within every people group within our generation
For boldness for missionaries and protection from the evil one.

Reflection

Prayer for Special Needs / Renewal: ~ 10 min

Prayer for special needs & requests

Conclusion: ~ 5 Min

In group: Prayer of Affirmation & Allegiance (from Prayers for Today, p. 41)

Benediction