Prayer Groups

How to Pray for Others Using a Prayer Promise Circle

One secret to praying for others in a group setting is to use a prayer promise circle where group members take turns praying for each other by reading Bible verses that are personal promises from God.   This is the perfect way to offer and receive hope and encouragement in a very personal and dynamic way.…

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How to Start a Healing Prayer Service

How do you start a healing prayer service?  Here are some useful guidelines and ideas.  Healing prayer services are a powerful means of bringing God’s healing power into the lives of those who are suffering from illness, physical disabilities, grief, fear, and mental or spiritual health issues.  Starting a healing prayer service can meet these…

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Mission Trip Prayer Preparation Guide

The  secret of a successful mission trip is good preparation.  Here are insider tips on prayer preparation for a mission trip.  Whether you are planning a youth mission trip, a medical mission trip, a disaster recovery mission trip or a foreign mission trip, prayer preparation is the secret to success. I used this plan for…

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How to Start a Christian Meditation Prayer Group

If you want to start a Christian meditation group, there are a number of meditation techniques to choose from.   When forming a meditation prayer group, you may need to begin by teaching how to mediate on Bible verses or how to engage in contemplation. Christian Prayer Meditation groups enable meditation by offering a structured setting…

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How to Start a Prayer Group for Mutual Support and Care

One of the secrets of having a group of trusted friends you can count on is to form a small prayer group of those who support each other in prayer through the sharing of personal needs, struggles and opportunities as subjects of group prayer.  Here are some ideas on how to form a mutual prayer…

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How to Decide the Type of Prayer Group to Start

Before you start a prayer group, the first step is to decide what type of prayer group you want to create.  There are a number of different types of prayer groups from which to choose.  Here are some guidelines for choosing the type of prayer group that meets the vision and needs of those forming…

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How to Start an Intercessory Prayer Group or Partnership

This article on how to start an intercessory prayer group will gives ideas on what type of intercessory prayer group you want to start, how to organize a group and what kind of format will work best for you.  Here are some intercessory prayer group ideas for you. Step one: learn how intercessory prayer works…

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Unpacking Your Emotional Backpack Prayer

Every day we carry baggage and burdens in our emotional and mental backpacks.  Here is a prayer that helps us actively unpack our stress, fears and guilt via prayer. This prayer was written and used by Dr. Emmett Diggs as a congregational prayer.   The last time he led the congregation in prayer had been two…

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Covering Large Numbers of Prayer Requests in Big Groups

Here’s a good prayer idea that offers a solution of how to individually cover large amounts of specific prayer requests from individuals in large group gatherings through the use of prayer request cards. How to do this prayer practice Many Christian groups like to give members the opportunity to have a personal prayer request covered…

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