Prayer Initiatives for All-Church Prayer
The quickest way to engage the most people in your congregation with prayer is to hold an all-church prayer initiative. This is where everyone prays on the same theme (usually with a Scripture-based prayer guide provided) for a period of time—1 week, 21, 30, or 40 days.
While there are resources available to use, the Church Prayer Leaders Network, in partnership with PrayerShop Publishing, currently has 14 different prayer guides available to use in initiatives. Most can be purchased anywhere you buy your Christian books, but prayershop.org has multiple copy discounts available on all of them.
Here is a listing of those guides, along with a brief description of content.
Asleep in the Land of Nod (30 Days) Praying for revival in the Church.
Be Jesus in Your Neighborhood (30 Days) Prayer devotional to develop a prayer, care, share lifestyle.
Desperate for Change (40 Days) A devotional prayer guide to pray for America.
I Love to Pray (40 Days) For children 8 to 12-years old. Follows the topics of the adult initiative Love to Pray.
Love to Pray (40 Days) a prayer devotional designed to make prayer a delight rather than a duty (our all-time bestselling prayer initiative). Also available in Spanish-El Amor por la Oracion.
Make Us One (31 Days) Focused on Jesus’ John 17 prayer for unity, this is a prayer journey toward racial healing.
Prayer, Peace, and the Presence of God (30 Days). A pray journey to help believers appropriate the peace of Jesus in their lives.
Praying God’s Word Over Your City (40 Days) Prayers and prayer points to pray over your community.
Praying What Jesus Says (31 Days) Provides devotional throughs and prayers based on the spoken words of Jesus in Matthew, Mark and Luke.
Pray the Word for Your Church (31 Days) Scripture-based prayers to pray over your church.
Revolution on Our Knees (30 Days) Devotional guide on outreach praying—praying for neighbors and nations.
The Giving Church (21 Days) A devotional and scripture prayer guide to pray for God’s financial blessing in your church.
The Joy of Prayer (40 Days) A devotional prayer guide to invigorate your prayer life.
Vertical with Jesus (30 Days) Praying that your lives would impact the Kingdom of Christ.
For a more thorough description of each initiative, go to prayershop.org.
Also, you can purchase a Prayer Initiative Sampler Pack that includes 13 of these guides at a reduced rate. This allows you to review each one before deciding which is best for your church to use.