Prayer Guide

Each person in the group identifies 2 friends, neighbors, co-workers, or family members who need to hear and believe the Gospel. List those names below. Keep this in your bible, so that every time you open it, you are reminded to pray.

What is an LTG?
An LTG is made up of 2-3 people of the same gender, who meet weekly for personal accountability, spiritual growth, and development. LTG’s are not small groups, nor are they a substitute for corporate worship, but they are an extension of what those things are designed to do. Small groups provide a level of accountability that only goes so far, and corporate worship alone is not enough time in scripture to sustain us. LTG’s provide an opportunity for increased learning and growth.


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Here are some verses to pray over this list... 1. Lord, please draw __________ Yourself. (Jn. 6:44) 2. I pray that __________ hears and believes the Word of God for what it really is. (1 Thess. 2:13) 3. I pray that __________ begins to seek You out, and that You will be near. (Acts 17:27) 4. Lord, prevent Satan from blinding __________ to the truth. (2 Cor. 4:4, 2 Tim 2:25-26) 5. Holy Spirit, I ask you to convict __________ of his/her sin and need for Christ’s Redemption. (Jn. 16:7-14) 6. I ask that you send someone who will share the Gospel with __________ . (Matt. 9:37-38) 7. I ask that you give me to opportunity, the courage, and the right words to share with __________ . (Col. 4:3-5) 8. Lord, I pray that __________ would turn from his/her sin and follow Christ. (Acts 17:30-31, 1 Thess. 1:9-10) 9. Lord, I pray that __________ would put all of his/her trust in Christ. (Jn. 1:12; 5:24) 10.I pray that __________ would confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, take root and grow in faith, and bear fruit for Your glory. (Rom. 10:9, Col. 2:6-7, Lk 8:15)

All you have to do is find 1-2 other people, of the same sex, and then schedule a time to get together for an hour. You can meet any time that fits your schedules. Since the meetings only last about an hour, they can be over breakfast, during a lunch break, after you put the kids to bed, before worship on Sunday... whenever. Be creative. This does not require an entire evening out of your life.


What happens in an LTG?

Accountability Questions
Each time you meet, utilize these questions to help hold each other accountable. These are here to stimulate conversation so that sins will be confessed in a safe are gracious environment. Feel free to come up with your own questions when needed.

1. Have you been faithful to the supremacy of Jesus with both your words and deeds? 2. Have you been exposed to any sexually explicit material or allowed your mind to entertain inappropriate sexual thoughts about another? 3. Have you lacked financial integrity or coveted something that does not belong to you? 4. Have you been honoring, understanding, and generous in your important relationships? 5. Have you damaged another person with your words or thoughts, whether behind their back, or to their face? 6. Have you given in to an addictive behavior? Explain... 7. Have you harbored anger/resentment toward another? 8. In what ways have you been a missionary to a lost world this week? How have you had to rely on Jesus’ promise to be with us as we do this? 9. Did you finish the reading that we agreed to? Did you hear from God? What are you going to do about it? 10.Have you been completely honest with me?

Some of the same things that happen in our corporate worship gathering...

Sin is confessed to one another
Christians are expected to engage each other for the purpose of caring for each other, and to do spiritually good things for each other. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The intense prayer of the righteous is very powerful. James 5:16 Watch out, brothers, so that there won’t be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart that departs from the living God. But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin’s deception. For we have become companions of the Messiah if we hold firmly until the end the reality that we had at the start. Hebrews 3:12-14

When the group meets, they will discuss the reading. If one member of the group does not do the reading one week, that’s OK. Read it again the next week. Repetitive reading of God’s word in community with other believers in not a bad thing. Talk openly and honestly about what God is saying to you through His Word. Be honest about passages that trouble you. Don’t think that expressing difficulty = lack of faith. Your partner may, and probably will, have insight that helps you understand God’s word better.

Lost people are prayed for
Each person selects 2-3 non-Christian friends, relatives, neighbors, or co-workers, and the group covenants to pray for the salvation of those 4-6 people. The list of scriptures to aid in prayer for these people can be used as a bookmark for your weekly reading, so that you will remember to pray each of the 4-5 times you read during the week. Each week, the group should close by praying for each other, and then praying for the people on this list.

That week’s Bible reading is discussed
Each group decides on a book of the Bible, or a section of a larger book to be read during the week. Pick a section that is not too large to be read 4-5 times throughout the week.

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