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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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