Introducing Prayer Boot Camps

Recent response to War Room indicates that God is calling His people to prayer, and God’s people are responding with a hunger to learn to pray more effectively and strategically. Developed by Claude King, Prayer Boot Camp is a flexible prayer training experience to provide basic training in prayer and to introduce the weapons of our spiritual warfare. It is not just learning about prayer. It is learning to pray by praying together. The content is based on The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen and Alex Kendrick, developers of War Room. The Prayer Boot Camp utilizes a learning map…

Great Georgia Revival of 1827

The Great Georgia Revival of 1827 began in prayer and impacted a region in the revival of God’s people that led to a spiritual awakening in communities across the state. Adiel Sherwood was pastor in Eatonton, GA where over 100 were converted. Revival struck a crowd of 4,000 at the annual meeting of the Okmulgee Baptist Association where Sherwood spoke. Others pastors, churches, and denominations became involved in preaching and sharing Christ. During the season of revival over 16,000 were added to Baptist churches. In Sandtown, GA every person of accountable age was saved, and they renamed their town Newborn,…

4 Preparations to Pray with Power

James 5:16 explains that the fervent prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. If we want to pray with power and effectiveness, we need to prepare ourselves to be the kind of people who receive answers to their prayers. Let’s go after: 1. Entire Consecration 2. Wholehearted Love 3. Complete Obedience 4. Full Surrender

8 Steps Toward Becoming a House of Prayer for the Nations

In my previous two posts I’ve tried to emphasize the importance and necessity of churches becoming houses of prayer for the nations. In these five video clips, I’ll introduce the following 8 steps you may consider using as you seek to become a house of prayer for the nations. 1. Get right with God and one another. 2. Rekindle a first love for Christ, the wounded Savior 3. Experience an intimate and personal love relationship with God in prayer. 4. Be devoted to prayer with God’s people in every setting possible. 5. Make prayer a primary part of your work…

The Walter Hill Revival

A church that had run about 50 in attendance for 50 years repented of their prayerlessness. God began to bring inactive members back into active fellowship with the body. They began to reach people in their community for Christ and become involved in an international missions partnership. For me, this church was an example of the difference between a “house of prayer for the nations” (Isaiah 56:1-8) and a “den of robbers” (Jeremiah 7:9-11).

Is your church a den of thieves or a house of prayer?

How could God’s people miss what should have been the greatest revival in all of history? God’s people were so disoriented to God that when God Himself (in the person of Jesus Christ) came to lead the revival, they rejected Him and His message. Jesus explained that they were supposed to be a house of prayer, but they had become a den of thieves and robbers. Inspired by a message by Henry Blackaby on Luke 19:41-45, I’ve contrasted a house of prayer for the nations (described in Isaiah 56:1-8) and a den of robbers (described in Jeremiah 7:9-11). Lest we…

Prayerwalking: Taking Prayer to the Streets of Your City

Prayerwalking is “praying onsite with insight.” This video produced by New Hope New York in 2003 will help you  take prayer to the streets of your city. You will learn what prayerwalking is and how to do it. Mobilize and train your church to pray for your city and even other cities for which God may call you to pray. Prayerwalking can plow the spiritual ground of a city for the movement of God’s Spirit in the city or community.

8 Steps for Developing Prayerful Dependence in Your Church

In this video Sergio Arce and I describe the nature and characteristics of a praying church and steps you can take toward developing prayerful dependence (a prayer culture) in your church. God’s Definition of a House of Prayer for the Nations: Isaiah 56:1-8 A place where God’s people keep His covenant and do what is right (vv. 1-6) A place where God’s people love, worship, and serve the Lord (v. 6) A place of God-given joy (v. 7) A place where offerings and sacrifices are accepted (v. 7) (see Matt. 5:23-24, Mark 11:25) A place where God’s people have a…

One Texas Church: Revival, Prayer, and Spiritual Harvest

In 1995 God revived His people at First Baptist Church of Wellington, Texas. They gave special emphasis to prayer during the spring of the year and focused their prayers on the lost people in their community. They prayed for 50 days between Easter and Pentecost Sunday and held 10 days of “Pentecost Prayer Meetings” following a model from South Africa. God took this revived and praying church to bring in a significant spiritual harvest during the coming months. They were willing to pay the price of returning to the Lord and experienced the fruit of obedience to Him. For a…

Praying Up To Pentecost

Guide your church in praying for a spiritual harvest from Easter Sunday through Pentecost Sunday using this downloadable, reproducible guide. Click the following link to download the 4-page guide. Praying Up To Pentecost