Two Pillars of a Prayer Meeting

GOD-CENTERED FORMAT

INVOLVEMENT ACTIVITIES

Prayer Meeting Plan (Date: __________________ )
GOD-CENTERED FORMAT

INVOLVEMENT ACTIVITIES

Focus on God
• Who he is
• What he can do
• His presence
• Getting his perspective
• Hearing his voice

Focusing
• Leader’s words
• Scripture
• Music
• Testimony
• Drama

Focus on God
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Respond from the heart
• Becoming God-centered
• Exercising faith
• Honesty with God
• Repentance
• Dependence on God
• Praise

Participation activities
Numerically
• Ask people to have different roles
in leading, testifying, reading
Scripture, etc.
• Singing
• Small groups
• Praying aloud all at once
• Responsive reading
• Large group sentence prayer, etc.

Respond from the heart
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Seek first the kingdom
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Present your requests
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Close in celebration
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Seek first the kingdom
• Pray for one another’s
spiritual walk
• Pray for the backslidden
• Pray for the lost
• Pray for missions
• Pray for awakening
• Pray for VBS
Present your requests
• Sick
• Financial
• Jobs
• Other personal concerns
Close in celebration
• Thanksgiving
• Proclamation
• Praise
• Declaration

Physically
• Come to the altar
• Kneel
• Stand in pairs
• Banner rotation
• Go to someone else during the
prayer meeting
• Writing a prayer card note
• Prayerwalking
Ministering Activities
• Prayer chair
• Pray for focus group like new
mothers or mission team
• Have people pray for and bless
one another by name
• Coming to the altar

Source: John Franklin, And the Place Was Shaken: How to Lead a Powerful Prayer
Meeting (Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 2005), 68.

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