Starting The Prayer Covenant for Children in Your Church
Hello everyone. This is Candy Marballi with Teach us to Pray, sponsored by The Prayer Covenant ministry in the State of Ohio. Our mission is leading children and adults to follow Jesus through the power of the prayer covenant.
Today’s scripture passage is found in Matthew 18:20 , For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.
Our Prayer Covenant ministry hears stories every month of lives being transformed by praying The Prayer Covenant. While the prayer may seem simple, it is not simplistic. The ten discipleship principles within the prayer lead one to immediately begin praying for God’s will and to develop a lifestyle of prayer.
Growth of The Prayer Covenant
The growth of The Prayer Covenant in the last several years has indeed been an answer to prayer. By God’s grace, over four million children have been discipled in over 40 countries through The Prayer Covenant for Children.
In the USA, the growth of The Prayer Covenant has been humbling as well. Through God’s provision, we have seen prayer movements started in spiritually cold areas. In the Northwest, there is a woman that started a prayer movement in her church and community. While the movement began with small steps, it is growing as more and more individuals experience the power of The Prayer Covenant.
You, too, can start a movement of prayer at your church. Here are four simple suggestions to help you get started: 1-Pray, 2-Share, 3-Invite, 4-Train.
1. First, before sharing, before equipping, and before making plans— pray. Pray for God to stir the hearts of your pastor(s) and the entire church community. Pray your church family will come together and begin praying God’s will be done.
2. Second, share the stories and vision of The Prayer Covenant with your pastor and children’s workers. Our website offers many resources that will assist you in sharing the power of The Prayer Covenant as well as answering frequently asked questions.
3. Third, invite some of the children’s workers to pray The Prayer Covenant with and for one another.
4. Fourth, train the children’s workers to use The Prayer Covenant with the children. Our website has a simple online video training that will inspire and train leaders to train children how to immediately begin praying God’s will and develop a lifestyle of prayer.
We are praying for you. Please share your stories with us so we can encourage others with how God is answering prayers. One of our greatest joys is hearing of lives transformed by the power of prayer and of deepening relationships with Jesus through intentional prayer.
prayer for encouragement
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for your grace that has made me one of your dearly loved children. Thank You for blessing us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms. Use my life to be a blessing to others. Empower me to love others the way you love me. Provide open doors to make me a messenger of your grace, truth and justice. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.