How to Pray for Your Small-Group Ministry

How to Pray for Your Small-Group Ministry

Head to battle with the appropriate spiritual weapons.
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We will encounter similar times where even prayer seems too burdensome for us, and we falter in our strength and commitment. At these times, it's important to have Aarons and Hurs around us, holding up our arms in prayer. Our small-group coaches and leaders can and should be part of this support.

One way to involve coaches and leaders in this prayer is to create a prayer newsletter, sharing requests of the ministry as a whole and individual leaders and groups. This enables us to continually cast prayer vision to our leaders while modeling for them vulnerability and dependence on God.

It's been said that "When a man works, man works. When a man prays, God works." God calls us to give ourselves to him in leading our small-group ministries, and that will often involve work of many different kinds. But, just as he called the disciples to pray before he called them to go (Matthew 9:35-10:8), he calls us to pray for our ministries.

—Andrew Wheeler is the author of Together in Prayer.

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