Prayer is a vital component of the Christian faith and an essential tool for building and strengthening the church.
Intercessory prayer, in particular, is a powerful act of love and solidarity as we lift up our fellow brothers and sisters in prayer.
When we come together in prayer, we demonstrate our unity and solidarity as a body of believers, and we invite the presence and power of God into our lives and the lives of those we are praying for.
Through intercessory prayer, we bring our concerns, struggles, and needs before God and trust in His wisdom, love, and power to work on our behalf.
As we pray, we experience peace, comfort, and hope, knowing that God hears our prayers and will work all things together for good.
So let us approach the throne of grace with confidence and persistence, lifting up each other and the church in intercessory prayer.
What is Intercessory prayer
Intercessory prayer is a type of prayer where one person prays on behalf of another person or group of people.
In the context of a Christian church, it is a form of prayer where a person prays for the needs and concerns of others, asking God to intervene and provide help, guidance, and support.
Intercessory prayer can be done for individuals, families, communities, and even entire nations.
As a believer in Christ, you can participate in intercessory prayer by lifting up the needs of others in your church and beyond, and asking God to meet those needs according to His will.
Intercessory Prayer Points for the Church
Here are 15 intercessory prayer points for the church:
1. For the Church’s Unity
Dear Lord, we pray for the unity of the church, that we may be of one mind and one spirit, working together in love and harmony.
2. For Church Leaders
Father, we lift up our pastors, elders, deacons, and all those in leadership positions in the church. We pray for wisdom, strength, and guidance for them as they lead us in Your ways.
3. For Spiritual Growth
Heavenly Father, we pray for spiritual growth within the church. Help us to deepen our relationship with You and to grow in our understanding of Your Word.
4. For Protection
Dear God, we ask for Your protection over the church and all its members. Shield us from harm and keep us safe in Your loving arms.
5. For Wisdom
Lord, we pray for wisdom for the church, that we may make wise decisions that honor You and bring glory to Your name.
6. For the Spread of the Gospel
Heavenly Father, we pray for the spread of the gospel, that many may come to know You and Your love. We ask for opportunities to share Your good news with those around us.
7. For Revival
Dear God, we pray for revival in the church, that we may be filled with Your Spirit and live lives that bring honor to Your name.
8. For the Lost
Father, we lift up those who are lost and don’t yet know You. We pray for the opportunity to share Your love and the gospel with them, that they may come to faith in You.
9. For Protection from Temptation
Dear Lord, we ask for Your protection from temptation and sin. Help us to resist the temptations of the world and to live holy lives that honor You.
10. For Encouragement
Heavenly Father, we pray for encouragement for those who are struggling within the church. Help us to be a source of support and comfort to one another.
11. For Financial Provision
Lord, we pray for financial provision for the church, that we may have the resources we need to carry out Your work and minister to those in need.
12. For Physical Healing
Dear God, we lift up those who are sick within the church. We ask for Your healing hand to touch them, bringing them comfort and restoring their health.
13. For Emotional Healing
Father, we pray for emotional healing for those who are hurting within the church. Bring peace and comfort to their hearts and help them to find healing in You.
14. For Protection from Persecution
Dear Lord, we ask for Your protection for the church in areas where it faces persecution. Help us to stand firm in our faith and to bring honor to Your name.
15. For Godly Relationships
Heavenly Father, we pray for Godly relationships within the church. Help us to love one another as You have loved us, and to build one another up in Your truth.
READ 35 Short Prayer Points for Intercessors (with scriptures)
The Importance of Prayer in the Church
Prayer is an important part of being in a church. It helps us talk to God and ask for His help and guidance. Just like you would ask your mom or dad for help, we can talk to God through prayer.
When we pray together as a church, it makes us all feel closer to God and to each other. It’s like a big family hug where we all feel loved and protected.
Read: 15 Intercessory Prayer Points for Sunday Service [with scriptures]
Praying helps us to grow stronger in our faith and to learn how to love and care for each other. It also helps us to be brave and strong, even when things are difficult.
God always hears our prayers and answers them in His own special way. Sometimes He gives us exactly what we asked for, and sometimes He gives us something even better.
In church, we also pray for others who are in need. This is called intercessory prayer, and it’s a way to help and support our friends and neighbors who are going through tough times.
Final Word on Intercessory Prayer
In conclusion, prayer is a very important part of being in a church. It helps us talk to God, feel closer to each other, grow in our faith, and support others.
Remember, God loves to hear from you and always answers your prayers in His own special way!
A husband of one wife, father of two beautiful girls, laborer of Lord, Jesus Christ, and a servant to God’s His saints. I hope to encourage you by God’s grace. Thank you for stopping by.