is a simple way of penetrating
our world with the Good News.
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It involves talking to God about people we desire to see come
to know Jesus, before we talk to them about God.
Besides praying we are also sensitive to ways to meet and talk
with those for whom we are praying. We pray and look for ways of
being helpful and caring towards unbelievers.
This method of sharing the Gospel aims at the heart, and moves
unbelievers to redefine in their minds what a Christian is. In
our praying and serving others in practical ways without regard
to response, we gain credibility.
Besides praying and caring we watch for authentic opportunities
the Holy Spirit gives us to share testimonies of how God has changed
our lives. Imagine churches full of Christians practicing PRAYER/CARE
The Lord desires to see His church encouraged, built up and
His people released to be living witnesses proclaiming both His
marvelous grace and greatness.
God has given the leadership function in the church to see
His plan become an increasing reality by focusing on equipping
all believers for Christian life (intimacy with God and ministry)
It is Gods intention that all Gods people, with all
their gifting and resources, be encouraged and released into ministry.
A way of beginning to see the mobilization of Gods people
is through Prayer/Care Evangelism.
|Prayer/Care evangelism involves believers asking God to
work in the lives of unbelievers and being available to be
used by the Lord in the lives of those for whom they are
Prayer/Care Evangelism involves:
Believers committed to consistently pray blessings
on neighbors or others they know. This commitment can involve various
- an individual commits to pray 5 minutes a day.
- 2 or 3 believers commit to gather to pray for a short time
either daily or at least several times a week.
- larger groups meet regularly for prayer.
Whether the prayer is by a single believer or a group, these believers
are light-houses of prayer in their communities or
work places. They penetrate the darkness with light that saves
Believers begin by asking God to impress upon their hearts particular
unbelievers for whom He desires them to pray. Then they pray, lifting
these unbelievers up before the Lord, asking Gods blessing
on them along the lines of the following:
- physical health and well being
- work vocation, or schooling
- family and friends
- salvation and spiritual growth
They might also ask the Holy Spirit to work in the hearts of these
- make them restless & dissatisfied with the emptiness of
- cause them to question their reason for existence, life style,
- make them sick of sin and convict them of their own sinfulness
- make them aware of God and His love for them
- soften hearts so they are less resistant to truth
- bring believers into their lives who would speak a word in
season, share a piece of Christian literature, tract, etc.
- open the doors of their hearts so the light of the Gospel can
Besides praying, believers are also sensitive to ways to meet,
to talk with and to be helpful and caring toward those for whom
they are praying. They trust that God will open opportunities for
them to develop relationships with those they are praying for and
give authentic opportunities to share their faith.
God may lead believers who are praying to tell the unbelievers
that they are asking the Lord to bless them or to ask for prayer
requests from unbelievers.
When unbelievers open themselves to being prayed for they are
opening themselves up to God who, again and again, takes the opportunity
to demonstrate His power and love in response to prayer.
When things begin to happen in response to prayer, these unbelievers
begin to make room in their world view for a God who is living
and active and powerful. They become more open to a relationship
These unbelievers also open themselves up to a relationship with
the persons who have offered to pray for them. All this can lead
to natural times of sharing faith in Christ. So the prayer is followed
up by deeds of love and words of explanation, which could include
personal witness, literature or an invitation to a Bible study.
Successful evangelism is praying and sharing in the
power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to God.
Dr. Bill Bright
- is not a program but a return to an authentic Christian
- is a way every believer can participate in seeing the
- is a way of aligning with Gods plan that those
who have experienced Gods grace should be light and salt
among those who are not yet saved.
- is culturally compatible to each situation, all ages
and is rooted in the local church.
- is simple
doesnt require new structures,
money, or special spiritual gifting, just people willing to take
a few minutes a day to talk to their Father in heaven about their
neighbors and be willing to reach out to share Gods blessings.
Some of these concepts come from materials produced by Houses
of Prayer Everywhere. These and other materials regarding
mobilizing prayer that fuels vision, and both strengthens and
expands the church are available from The Alliance Regional
Glenn Livingston, Prayer Movement Facilitator