LUTC Network Prayer Strategies

Shoreline

Describing Your Prayer Network Strategy:  Shoreline

 

What is your network’s current prayer strategy, if any?  Describe it here:

 

Thursday Mornings at 8AM a prayer for Shoreline Pastors is held at the local YMCA for one hour. Steve Ulmer is the connector and once per month there is a Pastor’s Luncheon at CRISTA campus also.

 

Principle 1:

What picture or vision is Jesus giving your network for your city?

National Day of Prayer which was May 4th this year was an opportunity for an observance at held in the evening Shoreline Community College cafeteria.  About 10 local pastors took part in the program and the Shoreline Community College Christian club provided access to the Cafeteria for that evening.  The High School Choir from Shoreline Christian School sang several songs during the program.  Steve Ulmer provided the program coordination and was the emcee.  The seven spheres of society were covered in specific prayer by a pastor and then the audience had a short time of personal prayer.  About 125 people attended. 

 

Principle 2:

What places does your network feel called to pray for?

We pray for Scott Sund and ONE CUP, a ministry on 99, in the building of the Bethany North Satellite Church.  We pray for the many immigrants in the Shoreline area and the many Ethnic Churches in Shoreline.  So far we have been unsuccessful in getting any of their leaders to join in the prayer times or luncheons. 

 

Principle 3:

What do you want to see God do in your city?

Leaders we pray for: We pray for those working in the public schools and the Pastors of Shoreline.

 

 

Pastors We pray for:

What needs and issues had God placed on our hearts?

During the weekly Pastors prayer time, we often are praying for Pastors who are discouraged.  General prayers are prayed for protection and strength for the churches.  We pray for protection from violence and we always pray for One Cup since it is a location where the Christian witness and Christian Bible groups meet and have opportunity to interact with some of the broken and hurting of the area along SR 99. 

Seven Sectors of Society:

Gov, Business, Health, Families, Faith, Media, Education.

How do we bear witness to the work that God is doing in our city?

 

Principle 4:

Culture of Celebration:

Answers to prayer:

We were delighted to see a good NDP event take place.  Also an new pastor has come to Shoreline.  He is Pastor Dwayne Smith who has just been a month at Shoreline Community Church as Senior Pastor.  He prayed at the NDP event and was a wonderful addition to the leaders. 

 

Urgent Prayer:

We have contact with each other through an email list sent out by Steve Ulmer.

How does our prayer network respond to an urgent need?

Prayer meeting? Phone/email tree? In the Media? For a natural Disaster? School emergency?

Community Issue?  Leadership Crisis?

PRAY SHORELINE seeks to build a prayer network that will result in an increase of the VOLUME and SCOPE of the prayers of His saints.  What do I mean by those two terms?

The VOLUME of prayer is measured, more or less, in man-hours of prayer.  More people seeking the Lord for more hours means more prayer.  We are utilizing a strategy called OPERATION ROLLING THUNDER that aims to cover every hour of every day of each month by recruiting churches that will take responsibility for one day of each month.  Each church, in turn, will recruit enough prayer warriors to fill in its 24-hour period each month.  Prayer warriors would “stand watch” in prayer for Shoreline.  What if a church can’t find 24 people, or fill 24 slots?  Do what you can!  What if you want to engage your intercessors in praying along with us for the city, but don’t feel you can handle a 24-hour day?  Let us know when you are praying regularly and just be willing to share the prayer list we update each month with your intercessors.  Simple!

The SCOPE of prayer involves requests and targets that are focused on each of the seven spheres of society: The family, the Church, education, healthcare, business, government (includes firefighters, military and police) and the media.  We invite church connectors and those representing each of the spheres to a monthly meeting to update our prayer list.  This way the list is fresh and strategic each month.

There’s great FLEXIBILITY here too.  We send each month’s prayer list to participating churches in a Word document.  You are encouraged to add the requests of your own church and even edit our list according to your own inclination, and then send it out to your own intercessors.  This is a win-win situation.  Each church will be praying for its own needs, but also engage in praying for the whole community.  Although we don’t plan any joint prayer meetings, we believe that this is one way of praying in one accord.  Our united prayers are powerful.

If you are interested in any involvement in this potentially powerful movement, please let me know.

 

“The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.”  James 5:16

Edmonds

Describing Your Prayer Network Strategy—Edmonds:

 

What is your network’s current prayer strategy, if any?  Describe it here:

 

Once per month, some 10-20 pastors meet.  Fellowship and trust building is the goal of this meeting.

 

Principle 1:

What picture or vision is Jesus giving your network for your city?

So far, Pastors meeting together for prayer is the focus. 

 

Principle 2:

What places does your network feel called to pray for?

The Pastors pray for each other.

 

Principle 3:

What do you want to see God do in your city?

Leaders we pray for: Three of the Edmonds City Council members attended the NDP event this year.  They identified as men of faith, attending churches in Edmonds.  They appreciated the offer of prayer but requested that their names and requests would not be published.  Three Church Awakening prayer warriors pray for Edmonds on a bi-monthly basis.  They are specifically praying for these members and for the City Council also.  Due to some involvement with Church School partnership; this area of the community is also a key target for prayer.  Westgate Chapel has a “weekend food” program where backpacks of easy to prepare food is taken to the School offices for them to distribute to students in need of food on the weekend. 

During the school year School Clothing can be obtained by students who quality for a voucher through a non profit Clothing program. 

 

Pastors We pray for:

What needs and issues had God placed on our hearts?

Last year the Edmonds Mayor came to the group of Pastors who come together and told them a key problem in Edmonds was homelessness.  Especially homeless children.  To my knowledge no steps have been taken to address this concern. 

 

Seven Sectors of Society:

Gov, Business, Health, Families, Faith, Media, Education.

How do we bear witness to the work that God is doing in our city?

For the last three years, including 2017, the Edmonds Pastors have joined together to present a breakfast on the first Thursday of May to observe National Day of Prayer.  This year about 125 people attended.  The podium was shared by worship leaders and ministers from several area churches.  Prayer then was participated in at the tables by those gathered. 

 

On the evening before Thanksgiving the same pastors gather together in the Performing Arts Auditorium of Edmonds to present a Joint Thanksgiving Gathering.  Westgate Chapel also provides a full Thanksgiving Dinner to the community on Thanksgiving Day.

 

Principle 4:

Culture of Celebration:

Answers to prayer:

 

Urgent Prayer:

How does our prayer network respond to an urgent need? No planning has been recorded.

Prayer meeting? Phone/email tree? In the Media? For a natural Disaster? School emergency?

Community Issue?  Leadership Crisis?

Kent

We have recently defined prayer as our prayer as our oxygen.  It is one of the three points that has risen to the top as our focus:

-discipleship

-prayer

-outreach

Prayer Strategy

Prayer is our oxygen, without it we will suffocate.  Therefore:

-Every meeting & every gathering will include and be fueled by prayer

-Every Saturday morning at 8am our doors are open for an hour of prayer

-Every Wednesday at 10am our staff meets for an hour to pray

-Quarterly we hold nights of prayer/worship

-Other weekly prayer meetings:

     -Prayer for the Middle East

     -Prayer for Students

     -Prayer for Young Adults

     -Senior Adults prayer group

-Email Prayer Chain

-Annually we collect prayer cards at the beginning of the year and pray for them repeatedly throughout the year

Federal Way

We are working on our prayer strategy 24/7 coverage and going to launch it on May 4, National Day of Prayer night at 7pm at Family Life.  We have 7 churches that are taking a day a week and covering 24/7 prayer for our city with the goal of covering the South Sound Region with 30 churches praying a day of month.  

We will look at this prayer strategy and fill it out as we know more info.  

We would be honored for you to come to the National Day of Prayer gathering on May 4.

Family Life Community Church 

Our Savior's Baptist Church 

Integrity Life Church 

Christ the King Bible Fellowship 

Soma Ministries 

IHOP Northwest 

NW Foursquare 

Word of Life Ministries Kenyan Church 

Prince of Peace Christian Church - Samoan 

PDF of a 24/7 Prayer Strategy

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