Do you long to see your church revived? Do you sense an urgent need for revival in your own heart? Then it is time seek the Lord in earnest prayer.
"When churches are revived, it is because some individual seeks earnestly for the blessing of God. He hungers and thirsts after God, and asks in faith, and receives accordingly… He goes to work in earnest, feeling his great dependence upon the Lord, and souls are aroused to seek for a like blessing, and a season of refreshing falls on the hearts of men." Christian Service, p. 121
United prayer is uniquely suited to encouraging prayer within the church. The great evangelist, Charles Finney, stated that, "nothing is more calculated to inspire a spirit of prayer than to unite in social prayer with one who has the Spirit himself." Coming together in united prayer opens the door for Christ to join us. Jesus has promised that "where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there with them," (Matthew 18:20).
Our busy 21st-century lives often make it difficult for us to come together to pray, yet God has given us technology that allows us to overcome the barriers of time and distance that so often keep us apart. Phone calls and internet group call platforms provide a platform that allows prayer to span the globe.
But how do you lead a united prayer call? No need to worry. Whether you've led lots of prayer groups, or never been part of a prayer group, the resources below will show you exactly what to do and how to do it so that God can bless.
24/7 United Prayer, will show you how to develop a prayer call ministry and host Holy Spirit-filled prayer calls.
- United Prayer 101, part 1 - A PowerPoint presentation you can use to teach others the fundamental principles of how to pray together. PDF Version. Presenter Notes.
- United Prayer 101, part 2 - This PowerPoint presentation will help you teach a tried-and-true format for united prayer. PDF Version. Presenter Notes.
- Guidelines for Prayer Call Facilitators - Everything you need to know to start a united prayer call.
- Suggested Script for 30-Minute Prayer Call - A script you can follow as you lead united prayer.
- How to Use Zoom for Prayer Call Facilitators - A how-to guide for using the Zoom platform if you choose to use it.
These resources were developed mostly by 24/7 United Prayer, a global prayer initiative that seeks to promote revival. It is a supporting ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and works in cooperation with the General Conference Revival and Reformation Committee. Through this unique ministry, brothers and sisters from around the world are daily uniting in prayer via Zoom and experiencing transformation through the power of united prayer.