1| Daily Pray over my Students We do prayer requests at Small Group, and we pray then. But when was the last time you took out a list of 10 of your students first thing in the morning and just prayed over them? The act of Intercession is one that I think is too easily forgotten in Youth Ministry, and I think it’s time we bring it back.
2| Pray first, then Act
When Nehemiah first heard about the state of Jerusalem, his first reaction was to Pray. He sought God and his wisdom first before leaning on his own understanding. It’s so easy to fix things ourselves. Last week, we thought we were $5,000 short for our mission fund, unable to buy some of our plane tickets. My first thing I did was to ask some friends to pray for me, and then I went and fixed it. I couldn’t even take time myself to pray, I just had to get things done. I’m painting this saying in giant letters on the wall across from my office, because I don’t want to forget my place in the Kingdom of God.
3| Pray as a Team
When was the last time your volunteers prayed, other than for a service 15 minutes before it started. What would it do for your team, your students, your ministry, your church if you gathered together to pray for these things with no agenda and no service immediately following? Everything that we do should for God should start in Prayer, and our team should be saturated in prayer by us, their leaders, and our team should be saturating in prayer those we lead. So I’m not perfect. I fail in the area of prayer more than I would like to. But I know that if I do these three things, not with the intention of growing our ministry, but rather with a right heard and mind, our ministry will explode for the Kingdom. God has some great things in store, and I can’t wait to talk to him about them.]]>