Pray for Prayer

When it comes to local church prayer ministry development, I really do believe in Spirit-led goal-setting and Spirit-enabled planning. However, let us be careful to take heed to these words from Douglas Small:

"Pray. Don't talk about it. Do it.

"Pray before you plan. Pray before you do anything else. Above all, let prayer lead the way in developing a prayer ministry. Tarry in prayer.

"The flesh will want to plan it into being. The Spirit will want to pray it into being.

"Pray for prayer--a spirit of intercession. Pray for pray-ers--an army of prayer warriors.... Pray for God's unique design for the prayer ministry of your church."

(Source: P. Douglas Small in Prayer the Heartbeat of the Church, pp. 75-76.)

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