Pray-ers who GO
God’s Spirit is re-energizing the prayer life of the Church. Many Christians are doing missional praying from their homes, work places and church gatherings. But there are, among this growing company of pray-ers, those ready to take a courageous step in prayer adventure: to be pray-ers who GO. They want to take their praying on-site, to frontline places where the least reached people live.
One of the aims of Wingspan is to serve people preparing for prayer adventure in missions.
There are two ways that pray-ers who GO can have a close-up impact on nations:
- Become a prayer worker in a church planting team
Prayer is at the core of discipleship. However, some have a God-given grace, and the desire, to commit to prayer as a core+ passion. That is, they see prayer as their primary ministry assignment from the Lord. So they become part of a frontline church planting team to impact the team ministries and target people group through their praying.
Activities of the prayer worker will vary, depending on location, the person’s abilities and experience and length of their prayer assignment. No, the prayer worker is not consigned to 8-hour shifts of kneeling in a windowless prayer room. The pray-er’s work is an adventure in the heart of God, so is anything but boring! And the biggest outcome will be the changed life of the pray-er. Personal prayer sessions, team praying, learning the culture and spiritual make-up of the target people, bonding with the vision and strategies of the church planting team, prayer evangelism where appropriate and compiling resources that aid strategic prayer are some of the areas of prayer worker involvement.
- People with a heart for prayer and Christ’s mission, who will say, “YES!” to being pray-ers who GO. There are CP teams asking for prayer workers now.
- Local churches to see the urgency and strategic value of sending pray-ers who GO to front-line places.
- Join a ‘Gateway Prayer Team’ (GPT)
Think of a region of the world, a cluster of nations where Darkness has been resisting the gospel. Imagine the difference it could make if a prayer team – based somewhere in that region and committed to learning as much as possible about the spiritual and cultural make-up of the people – focused their strategic, Word-fed, Spirit-managed praying on Kingdom breakthrough!
It would be great to see these GPTs in various region. The initial focus is the nations of SE Asia.