Pray


“PRAYER IS OF TRANSCENDENT IMPORTANCE. PRAYER IS THE MIGHTIEST AGENT TO ADVANCE GOD’S WORK. PRAYING HEARTS AND HANDS ONLY CAN DO GOD’S WORK. PRAYER SUCCEEDS WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS.”

-E. M. BOUNDS


Here are our most pressing prayer needs as we move forward with planting Voyager Church.

VOYAGER CHURCH STRATEGIC PRAYER LIST

  • Northside
    • Pray specifically that God will begin a city wide awakening in Northside!
    • Pray that we will go above and beyond in exercising Christ-like hospitality to our neighbors.
    • Pray that we can continue to support local businesses, schools, and organizations and show ourselves friendly.
    • Pray that we will continue to embrace Northside and make it our home. May we be committed to our calling and ministry in our neighborhood!
  • People
    • Other people to add to core community
      • Pray for strong leaders and influential people in our communities to join us on mission in our city.
      • Pray for a strong evangelistic spirit among our core community.
      • Pray for harmony and clarity of vision as we push into a new season of planting Voyager Church.
    • Solid leadership candidates
      • Men, both young and old
        • Pray for men to become deacons and future pastors/teachers.
        • Pray for Christlike brotherhood to be formed among the men of our church as they disciple one another in the faith.
      • Women, both young and old
        • Pray for strong women capable of teaching and leading others to be added to our number.
        • Pray for Christlike sisterhood to be formed among the women of our church as they disciple one another in the faith.
    • People we hope to reach with the gospel
      • Pray for families
      • Pray for artists/creative types
      • Pray for musicians
      • Pray for orphans and foster children
      • Pray for homosexuals
      • Pray for others of different religions
      • Pray for people with no religion
      • Pray for people who are anti-religion
      • Pray for multi-ethnic groups
      • Pray for diversity
      • Pray for homeless people
      • Pray for college students
      • Pray for single moms
      • Pray for single dads
      • Pray for widows
    • Solid relationships
      • Pray for strong relationships with each other in our church.
      • Pray for strong relationships with community civic leaders.
      • Pray for strong relationships with community religious leaders.
      • Pray for strong relationships with our partner churches.
      • Pray for strong relationships with other church planters within the city.
  • City
    • Pray for the shalom (peace) of God will fall upon Cincinnati.
    • Pray that the caricature of American Christianity will be overcome in Cincinnati and that people would begin to see Christ for who He truly is.
    • Pray that God would burden us to pray faithfully for the leadership and government of Cincinnati.
    • Pray that God would raise up people of influence within Cincinnati that can help propagate the gospel in our city.
    • Pray for the homeless population of our city to find homes.
    • Pray for the fatherless and neglected children of our city to find loving families.
    • Pray for other biblical churches within Cincinnati to work together for the Kingdom of God.
    • Pray against all the racism, hatred, and violence that plagues Cincinnati.
    • Pray for each of the 52 neighborhoods of Cincinnati and the surrounding suburbs of Ohio and northern Kentucky to be reached with the gospel!
  • Church
    • Pray for humility and flexibility to God’s sovereign plan in planting Voyager Church.
    • Pray for clarity in our overall vision and mission. May we see where God is already working and join Him on mission.
    • Pray that gospel centrality, discipleship, biblical community, hospitality, and multiplication will all be a part of our church DNA.
    • Pray for continued financial provision and more committed ministry partners.
    • Pray for further development of our core values and principles.
    • Pray for a consistent and accessible space to gather for worship.
    • Pray for people (families and singles) of other races/ethnicities to join us and become leaders.
    • Pray for more structure for our children’s/youth ministry.
    • Pray for more structure for our weekly Hinge Groups and that God would use them to foster authentic biblical community.
    • Pray for multiple Hinge Groups to take root all over the city with strong leaders and commitment to reaching their neighborhoods.
    • Pray for development of mercy ministries to reach out to the poor, orphan, and widow.
  • Core Community
    • Pray we put God first in all things. He is the One going before us to fight our battles and plant this church!
    • Pray for continued spiritual strength and spiritual growth in our marriages and families.
    • Pray for the salvation, sound discipleship, and good health of our children. May we raise them to be Christ-centered and missional.
    • Pray specifically that our homes will be seen as safe places of refuge where people can come for prayer, the Word, community, encouragement, and peacekeeping.
    • Pray for God to protect our homes from Satanic attack and invasion.
    • Pray for God to help us all to be more committed to prayer and fasting, both individually and corporately. May we pray He uses us as He takes Cincinnati for Himself and His glory!
    • Pray for our individual spiritual growth and spiritual vitality. May we commit to spending personal time in God’s Word and prayer each day.
    • Pray for personal boldness for us to open our mouth and share the gospel.
    • Pray for opportunities to authentically share the gospel and minister to all types of people.
    • Pray that we would always be joyful, no matter the trial, tribulation, or circumstance.
    • Pray that faithfulness and obedience to God and His calling will be our ultimate measure of success!

For a printable PDF of this prayer list, please click here.

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