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Prayerwalking (Week 6: Day 1)

Prayerwalking and Our Church

Today marks the conclusion of my posts, over the past several seeks, about prayerwalking. I have been traveling through the book Follow Me: Lessons for Becoming a Prayerwalker by Randy Sprinkle. In this post, I will share some ideas about “sprucing up” Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting and other prayer opportunities. As you will see below, the ideas are listed in bullet fashion with a few comments as needed.

  • Ask people: During the day on Wednesday (or when you have midweek services) say to people, “I am going to prayer meeting tonight, is there any way I can pray for you?” You might be surprised what people are willing to share with you.
  • Arrive early: Most churches that have a midweek service also have other activities for children and youth that happen at that same time. Arrive a little early and prayerwalk the areas where children and youth will be that evening.
  • Postcards: Send a postcard to five neighbors and see if there is any way “we” can pray for them at our next prayer meeting. This could open up opportunities for a future gospel-sharing encounter. Note: An email or a text would be a good plan B.
  • Go therefore: Once a month (weather permitting) meet for a few minutes at your regular prayer meeting time and then go out 2 x 2 and go prayerwalking.

These are just a few ideas. Share your ideas as you have opportunity tom@tomsavage.us

Throughout Today

  • Seek to be salt and light to the people you encounter.
  • Ask God to illumine your heart to other ways you could pray for people.
  • Be ready and willing for our Lord to stretch you in this area of praying for others.

 Evening Reflection

  • How did our Lord stretch you today?
  • Did you think of other ways to expand your prayers for other people?
  • Will it be possible for you to prayerwalk your church facilities sometime this week?

50 Reasons Why People Leave a Church

church_picThis coming Tuesday, June 16, 2015, I will conduct a workshop on The 50 Reasons Why People Leave a Church. This workshop will be presented free of charge at 9:30 a.m. in the main meeting room of the Olive Branch Public Library; 6619 Highway 305 North in Olive Branch, Mississippi. You are welcome to attend. If you would like to pre-register that will insure I have enough listening guides for everyone. Just send me an email note or use the registration form below.

If you would like a digitally mastered recording of the workshop, they will be available a few days after the workshop for $20.00. However, if you place your order before the workshop, you will receive a 25% discount. You will receive

  • The workshop on 2 CDs, and
  • A listening guide, in
  • A high quality storage case

You may want a copy of this workshop for your own personal edification and curiosity. Some of the other people who would want to secure a copy of this workshop include

  • Pastors and church leaders to examine what is happening in their church
  • Leaders of a discipleship class or home Bible study group
  • Denominational leadership

Millions of people attend church every Sunday. However, thousands are leaving the church every year. Just this week I read that the denomination I affiliate with lost 200,000 members in 2014. What is going on? We will address this and more during this very timely workshop.

To order the workshop, send a check made out to Dr. Tom Savage (Foundations for Life) to:

Foundations for Life
P.O. Box 921
Olive Branch, MS 38654

If your order is post marked on or before June 15th, you will receive the 25% discount. After that, they will be $20.00. Pre-workshop orders will be filled first.

Have a great day

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