Appendix C: Host A Prayer Gathering
There are different forms of Prayer Gatherings. Here is a simple way to start one and then you can have it as big or as small as you want.
Decide on a date and invite friends over. Tell them exactly what it is and specify the time and duration of the event. For the first few meetings, do not let it be more than an hour. You may lose people or they will not come again.
Let people talk the first 15 minutes and have something to eat and drink as they arrive. It builds relationships and let everyone relax. Then move on to the next room where you will pray.
The structure of the prayer time may take any form. Here are a few suggestions:
- Pray through Scripture: Read Luke 15 (the story of the prodigal son): Read slowly through the piece; stop often and give everyone an opportunity to pray for that particular event in someone’s life, a family member, or the town or community, etc. (You can use any scripture)
- Pray for Cape Town: Pray about current things in the community, the pain and suffering of the environment, the opportunities that lie ahead, the leadership, schools, churches and ministers, economy and businesses, hope for the environment and the needs that God indicates in you on which to operate and participate.
- Pray for the Great Commission: Pray that we will make disciples, that our race and culture barriers will break down, that some will hear the calling to go, for those who are called to the town, country or world to go in; that we will disciple people to be obey; that we will feel the presence of the Holy Spirit.
It is important to finish on time. You can hand out an individual prayer guide so that you are in unity during the week / month as you pray.