Special Initiatives

30 Day Prayer Initiative

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This annual effort – a 30-day prayer initiative – aims to ‘saturate’ all we do in prayer. In the season from September-November, a special program emphasis is planned. In the past, we have offered a 30-day prayer saturation effort; a 40-day pre-election prayer guide; and other resources. In most states, the estimate is, that some 20% of our churches participate in some aspect of prayer during this time. Reports include services ripe with the presence of God, extended seasons of prayer, tearful encounters with God, a lingering hunger for God, and the rebirth of the ‘prayer meeting.’ Preaching and teaching materials are available including prayer resources, prayer breakfasts, action ideas and solemn assembly guides.

30-Day Prayer Initiative

AUGUST RESOURCES

Bulletin Support

Undergirding Prayer – Devotional

The Release of Worship – Devotional

The Curse is Broken – Devotional

An Appeal to God – Devotional

                        In My Distress – Devotional

The Nations Are Your Inheritance

Into All the World – Devotional

Sermon/Teaching Resources

Prayer That Produces – Douglas Holt

The Marks of An Authentic Christian – P. Douglas Small

The Brim of Iniquity – Southern Baptist Resource

Stories of the Great Awakenings – Various

Additional:

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SEPTEMBER PREACHING RESOURCES – SUNDAY THEMES

Each Sunday will have a special corollary theme with support materials:

 

  • Seeing His Face. A call to holiness, humility, brokenness and transparency.

Sermon Resource: “Seeing His Face” – Dr. David Cooper

Additional Resources:

Ten Ways to Deepen Communion with God – P. Douglas Small Prayer Resource Guide, p. 23.

Indicators of a Healthy Personal Relationship with God – P. Douglas Small, Prayer Resource Guide.

 

  • Sensing His Heart for the World. A call to see the harvest, to consider the area around us our mission field.

Sermon Resource: How to Pray for Your Unsaved Family and Friends”

– Juan Garcia

Additional Resources:

Praying for the Yet to Believe – P. Douglas Small

Prayer Resource Guide, p. 62 – 63.

Prayer for the Nations – P. Douglas Small

Prayer Resource Guide

 

  • Serving by Demonstrating His Love. A call to care. A call to make a difference in neighbors. A call to be missional.

Sermon/Teaching-Training Resource: “Serving By Demonstrating His Love!” – Samuel Santana

“The Great Commission At Home!” – Leonard Albert

Additional Resources:

Conducting a Sunday Morning Neighborhood Prayer Walk –

  1. Douglas Small, Prayer Resource Guide, p. 116.
  • Sharing by Declaring His Truth (the Gospel). A call to evangelize, to share our faith, to witness to friends, to talk openly about faith in ways that solicit search hearts to enquire of His goodness.

Sermon Resources:

“Praying for your Neighbors!” – Charles Fischer

“Where Has the Go Ye Gone?” – Leonard Albert

Additional Resources:

“Where Has the Go Ye Gone?” – Leonard Albert

Note: This resource is far beyond a sermon. It is a training manual, rich with material to be used in this 30 Day season.

 

PRE-8 DAY RESOURCES

  • Men’s Prayer Gathering (Prayer Guide, DVD, etc.)

The Great Commission at Home – Leonard Albert

Note: This resource is far beyond a sermon. It is a training             manual, rich with material to be used in this 30 Day season.

The Power of a Father’s Faith – P. Douglas Small

 

  • Women’s Prayer Gathering (Prayer Guide, DVD, etc.)

Prayer Service and Weekly Prayer Guide Support – Pam Brewer, Peggy Culpepper and other contributors

 

  • Intercessor’s Prayer Gathering (Prayer Guide, etc.)

“How to Pray for Your Unsaved Family and Friends!” – Juan Garcia[1]

Additional Resources:

Conditions of Effective Prayer – P. Douglas Small, Prayer Resource Guide

Praying for Non-Believers – P. Douglas Small, Prayer Resource Guide, p. 85

 

  • Pastor’s Prayer Gathering (Mini-Summit)

Dennis Fuqua – International Renewal Ministries

  1. Douglas Small – Leading a Relational Prayer Encounter

 

Wednesday Prayer-Training Events

  • The Priority of Brokenness (Personal Repentance)

Sermon/Teaching Resources:

Repentance – P. Douglas Small

 

Additional Resources:

Sanctuary Cleansing Service – P. Douglas Small, Prayer Resource Guide, p. 113.

                       

  • The Place of the Solemn Assembly –

The Church (Corporate Repentance)

Resources:

Solemn Assembly Manual – P. Douglas Small

Elements of a Solemn Assembly (Power Point) – P. Douglas Small

 

 

  • The Prerogative of Servants – They Can Go Anywhere!

The Servant Heart – Access to Power.

Resources:

See Leonard Albert – The Great Commission at Home

 

            Additional Resources:

Praying For Missions – P. Douglas Small, Prayer Resource Guide, p. 69.

 

  • The Privilege of Sharing God’s Love – Witness!

Resources:

See Leonard Albert – The Great Commission at Home

 

            Additional Resources:

            Praying For the Nations – P. Douglas Small, Prayer Resource                   Guide, p. 104.

 

  • The Power of Living by God’s Principles – Discipleship!

 

8 Days of Awakening Resources

 

  • Prayer Guide

Claude King: Consecrate the People

           

  • How to Use the Guide (Integration of Resources)

Claude King

           

  • Couple’s Prayer Experience

The Prayer Precepts of Jesus – P. Douglas Small, Prayer Resource                                     Guide, p. 64.

            Couple’s Prayer – P. Douglas Small, Prayer Resource                                            Guide, p. 88.

 

  • Family Altar Renewal

The Family Altar Dedication – P. Douglas Small, Prayer Resource                                     Guide, p. 64.

            Blessing Your Children – P. Douglas Small, Prayer Resource                                Guide, p. 35.

            The Bless My Children Prayer – – P. Douglas Small, Prayer                                   Resource Guide, p. 45-46.

            Praying With and For Your Kids – P. Douglas Small, Prayer                                 Resource Guide, p. 43.

                       

  • Congregational Solemn Assembly – Wednesday Evening

            Solemn Assembly Manual

Elements of a Solemn Assembly

 

  • Rosh Hashanah – Day of Prayer (Church open all day; Prayer stations; Prayer focus every half-hour throughout the day)

Personal Prayer – P. Douglas Small, Prayer Resource Guide, p. 21.

Indicators of a Healthy Personal Prayer Life – P. Douglas Small,                           Prayer Resource Guide

Days of Prayer – P. Douglas Small, Prayer Resource

Guide, p. 89.

 

  • Prayer Ambassador Materials

Ten Ways to Pray for Government Officials – Charles Stanly, Prayer Resource Guide, p. 60.

 

  • Youth Prayer Service

Prayer for Youth At-Risk – Steve Smith

 

  • Saturday: Prayer Walking Guide

Prayer Walking Guide – Steve Hawthorne, Waymakers

 

  • Saturday: Noon-time Prayer Guide

Greene County Model

Alternative Model

 

8 Days of Action Resources

 

            See “Great Commission at Home!” Leonard Albert

Personal Prayer Retreat – P. Douglas Small, Prayer Resource Guide, p. 30.

A Neighborhood Praise Parade – P. Douglas Small, Prayer Resource Guide

 

SATURDAY IDEAS

Prayer-walk your church facility and campus –Small, Power Point

Prayer-walk your city

Join in Noon-time “Cry Out America!” rallies on courthouse steps

Compassion Action

Conduct a “We Care!” campaign            To Be Created

Do special projects

Give the gift of prayer!

Prayer Tents

Soup, Salad and Supplication – P. Douglas Small, Prayer Resource Guide

Look for open hearts with whom to share the gospel!

Do target evangelism efforts!

Consider those who are:

–     Relationally close (friends and family)

–     Geographically near (neighbors)

–     Scripturally assigned (the widow and orphan; the             rejected and abused; the sick and displaced; the broken- hearted and those in prison)

–     Spiritually assigned (felt needs are drawing the church; there is an open door, an invitation, a connection)

Flea Market Prayer – P. Douglas Small, Prayer Resource, p. 91.

Conducting a Neighbor Praise Parade, p. 100.

 

 

[1] Used Previously.