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Starting A Prayer Group! (Session 5) by Elaine Davenport January 27- Feb. 4, 2010

January 26, 2010

Welcome back for our fifth session on Prayer Warriors Training! 

Imagine that you were a soldier fighting in a war and that you were wounded and sent into the first aid station.  Suppose they bandaged you up and  had you to rehearse verbally what was going on out in the field and sent you back out there.  You wouldn’t be that better off would you?

Or…when you went into the First Aid station …they would build you up so much that you’d be refreshed and re-charged to get back out there on the field to fight.  You’d be a better soldier!

Now hold that thought.

We are going to deviate from our traditional format.  If you are a prayer warrior God is going to use you as a force against the forces of darkness!  This is a fact.    But, two are better than one.    There is a greater force in numbers.

That is why it is critical for you to find or start a prayer group.  The purpose of the group should be multi-faceted:

1. To hold up a hedge against Satan.

“I sought for a man among them that should make up the hedge…that I should not destroy…” (Ez.22:30)

The purpose of the hedge is to protect…

2. To answer the call; there must be an intercessor!

Ezekiel 22:30-31 (King James Version)

30And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

31Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.

3.  You are tired of being powerless; your heart is drawn to pray for others, many of them that you do not know and will never know.

He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.  Isa 40: 29

4. Build your faith

Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

5. You want to be closer with God.

Draw nigh unto God and He will draw nigh unto you.  James 4: 8

6.  You want to help people, encourage people, point them to God, to be used by God.

1 John 5:14-15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

I guarantee that at first, it may seem a little awkward because you will get the sense that you do not know what to do.  The answer is simple:  Pray Pray Pray.

I’m begging you;  learn to spend at least a couple of hours a day in prayer God will show you exactly what it is that you are to do.

In our prayer group, there are a lot of intercessors.  Regarding an upcoming meeting, I had prayed for instructions  and I felt led in my heart to call every single person in the group.  Before I could do it, I received several calls from some of the other intercessors and their plans were to call other members in the group.  When I sat down to use the computer there was an email from another key member if the group who was telling everyone the address to the meeting.  This has never happened before.  But, I had prayed for more help in leadership and people have stepped up to help like nobody’s business!

f My people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

Trust in God.  He will send people with many spiritual gifts.  In our group of over 20 intercessors; we have several writers, several teachers, a few prophets, musicians, pastors, evangelists,  many ministers, entrepreneurs and people with special knowledge and training in specific intercession into the throne room.  We have a powerful woman who has been greatly trained in the field of spiritual warfare, some with healing hands, some with gifts of exhortation and administration.  God keeps revealing new layers.  There is no back biting, in fighting and love abounds.

You will need to pray and ask God to point people out to you.  Invite them over to your home or apartment for a small meeting of prayer.   It might be nice  to keep it short to about one hour and perhaps to serve refreshments later.    You should pray for specific prayer points and pray for the people who come out.    Please write to me if you decide to start a group so that our group can begin to intercede in prayer for the success of the prayer group.  Encourage your members to bring their bibles.  Take a trip to your local discount bible book store and   see if you can find some inexpensive gifts for your gifts.  Start now and save them up.  If you start planning; plan for 3 to 6 months and pray during that time.  It  is very simple.  God sent people more powerful than I had ever hoped to be and they continue to teach and inspire me  I am humbled and thankful.

Exercise:  Join an Online Prayer Group

Consider having a Prayer Conference Call

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