We believe that prayer works, that it is powerful, and that God listens to his people. Will you join us over the next 18 days as we pray for our leadership, our church, and our city? We will be posting a prayer topic daily with a prayer and multiple scripture references on our Facebook page, App, and the page below. We ask that you take several minutes out of your day and join us as we pray for this next season as a church.
Lord, I lift up our need for protection. Protect and deliver us from the evil one. Help us be as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves as we deal with the wolves around us. Show us how to test every spirit to see if they are from You. Help us recognize the enemy’s disguises and schemes so that he won’t outwit us.
John 17:15; Matthew 6:13, 10:14; 1 John 4:1; 2 Corinthians 11:14, 2:11
Lord, I lift up the opening services in our new church building. As we have been praying and believing for a mighty move of God, we come and ask you boldly for it now. Let this launch weekend be one where many will look back at it to remember not just what you did on that weekend, but that it was the start of a new journey of faith for them, their family and the people they’ve invited to join them. Guide our leaders as they hear from you and plan a welcoming and encouraging weekend for our church.
Matthew 16:18, Ephesians 2:20-22, Acts 2:47, Ephesians 2:19-22 , Colossians 1:18 , Ephesians 4:16
Lord, I lift up the ways in which our church develops people into becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus. Help us always desire to make disciples and teach them to know your ways. Let the walls of our church building echo with the sounds of people taking their next steps in you. For everyone seeking to go deeper as a Christ-Follower, help them step out into new areas of personal leadership, accountability, and more than anything else, faith in you and your plans and purposes for their lives.
Matthew 28:16-20, John 14:23, Phil 2:13, Acts 11:26
Lord, I lift up all the people who have made decisions for Jesus in our church. Help them grow and take the steps that mature them in their faith in You. Let us never lose sight of the weight of the call to lead people into a redeemed relationship with you. Give us what we need to care well for the people you have entrusted to us. Holy Spirit, guide our every step as we continue to put Jesus in front of everything we do. Help us be the church you gladly dwell with as your Name brings people from death to life.
John 3:16, Acts 2:21, Ephesians 2:8-9 , 2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 Peter 2:1-3
Lord, I lift up the Small Groups in our church. Let them be true representatives of your Word when you say that we are an encouragement to one another as we continue to meet together. God, lead our small groups to a place of growth, not simply in numbers, but in spiritual depth, maturity and relationships. Grow us as a church as we aim to build relationships that are genuine and life-giving in our small groups. Let them be groups that offer the “welcome home” that you desire them to be.
Matthew 22:37-39, Hebrews 10:23-25, 2 Corinthians 13:13, Matthew 18:20
Lord, I lift up those who are hurting right now. May they come to know You as the God who sees them, as is one of your names in scripture. For every situation of rejection, help them feel connected to you as a son or daughter. Heal and give heart to the brokenhearted! In every area of addiction, set the captives free; in every case of mourning, replace it with your Spirit of gladness. Comfort them so that they will walk in fullness of a life-giving relationship with you and other and have a powerful testimony of your goodness.
Genesis 16:13; Romans 8:15; Isaiah 61:1-3; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Lord, I lift up our church finances. May we sow generously into our church without reluctance or compulsion. Thank for you every way in which you have provided for our needs. Continue, God, to grace us in our finances so we have all we need for every good work You’ve assigned us. Give us deeper revelation of the principle of first fruits and sowing and reaping. Let the gift of generosity rise in our church in every way. Keep reminding us of your good promises to us as we are faithful in our finances.
2 Corinthians 9:6-11; Malachi 3:10
Lord, I lift up our love for one another as a body. Help us purify ourselves by obeying the truth so that our love for each other will be sincere, deep and from the heart. May our love for one another prove that we are Your disciples. Give us a spirit of unity so that we may glorify You with one heart and voice. Help us truly love one another as we grow more united in our relationships.
1 Peter 1:22; John 13:34-35; Romans 15:5-7; Colossians 3:14
Lord, I lift up the issue of our willingness to be led by Your Spirit. Holy Spirit, show us any way we are out of touch with You and guide us towards aligning ourselves to you. Convict us and lead us to healthier and healthier grounds. Help us keep in step with You as we live by You. Reign in us so that we experience the freedom that only You provide. Lead us into grace, life and peace.
Ephesians 4:30; 1 Thessalonians 5:19; Acts 7:51; John 16:8; Psalm 143:10; Galatians 5:25; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:18; Romans 8:6
Lord, I lift up our worship leaders. Appoint people to this position who understand the splendor of Your holiness and praise You out of that understanding. Help them lead us faithfully in thanks for Your enduring love. Use their praise to defeat the enemy. May they be the true worshipers You are looking for who worship in spirit and in truth. Let them put their hope only in You, Jesus, so that they put no confidence in their own flesh.
2 Chronicles 20:21-22; John 4:23-24; Philippians. 3:3
Lord, I lift up the speakers and teachers in our church. May everyone who communicates to our church rightly divide Your word of truth. Let them admonish and teach with wisdom. Reveal the mysteries of Your word to them and encourage them to speak those mysteries courageously and fearlessly. Let them speak with a spirit of faith that springs from their relationship with You.
2 Timothy 2:15; Colossians 1:28; Daniel 2:47; Philippians 1:14; 2 Corinthians 4:13
Lord, I pray that the leadership and staff of Vintage Church would do the work of God without growing weary or faint. I thank you for the steps of faith that our leaders have taken and the impact it has had on me, on my family and on my relationships. Give them supernatural strength to be able to carry the weight of leading our church in the direction you are leading. Give them supernatural rest as only you can. Thank you, God, for healthy leaders and a strong future in our Church’s leadership.
Lord, I lift up our Youth Workers. Let these men and women set an example in their speech, life, love, faith and purity. Cause them to be strong, alive-in-the-Word overcomers. Help them to have discernment as they serve the young people in our church. Help them to notice areas in which they can grow to become even better leaders to the youth in our city. Pour out Your Spirit on them.
1 Timothy 4:12; 1 John 2:14; Proverbs 3:21, 7:7, 7:2; Joel 2:28
Lord, I lift up our pastors to You. Thank You for their servant hearts. Keep our pastors from losing heart when ministry gets tough. Help them prove faithful with the things You have entrusted to them. Teach them Your ways so that they know You and find favor with You as they lead us. Keep them open and honest before You and help them to represent the truth plainly
2 Corinthians 4:1, 1 Corinthians 4:1–3, Exodus 33:13
Lord, I lift up the people who serve in every area at our church. Thank You for every member of our serve team, every parking lot attendant, administrative volunteer, singer and musician, volunteer in the production area, and everyone in between who have devoted themselves to serving all who would enter our doors. Bless them for the obedience and generosity they have displayed—may You receive praise as a result! Keep them in an attitude of humility that comes from wisdom and wholehearted service to You rather than to be noticed by others.
1 Corinthians 16:15, 2 Corinthians 9:12-13, James 3:13, Ephesians 6:7
Lord, I lift up our Leadership Team. I thank you for who you have appointed to oversee the ministry and operations of our church. Give them wisdom to lead in an effective way towards building your Kingdom here at Vintage Church. I pray that as they seek our your wisdom, they would always be soft towards your ways. Let their efforts be glorifying to you.
Galatians 6:9, Proverbs 15:22, James: 1:12, Ecclesiastes 2:26, 1 Timothy 3:2