How Do You Lead a Prayer Meeting?
There is a Godly administration model for leadership in Scripture.
Exodus 18:21 Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.
As prayer group leaders I am sure you know how to lead a prayer meeting! As God leads me in what to equip you all with I felt it would be helpful to share how we lead prayer meetings at Purple Co headquarters in Glasgow.
We have been holding and leading prayer meetings here since we started the ministry in 2009 and have learned some keys on the way. (Some ‘good learns’ as we say here! When things go wrong we are more educated aren’t we?)
The first and most essential key is that each meeting has a leader in the room to lead it well – to have sought the Lord beforehand and keep the focus of the meeting, follow the flow of the Holy Spirit and discern what needs prayed out and how. Encourage group members and raise up leaders to replicate and increase your capacity as a prayer team as you grow.
The aim should always be expansion and growth – it is not leadership to control but rather leading for flourishing and releasing your team in a safe environment where they know their leader has them and the meeting covered.
Good administration helps and that may not be you! A gifted administrator in the group may be your man or woman to identify and release. I have a wonderful lady called Anne who administrates for our prayer team and does all our rota and team organising for ensuring prayer cover. For example: At GPC we have prayer cover for every school and event we hold as a ministry. The event is prayed about before and in the run up to it as well as on the ground and during the event. And of course a post prayer time thanking God! Our ministry team also pray each morning of an event together as well as the intercession teams. We also have a daily prayer rota to cover GPC leadership team with three or four people praying daily into this.
We have prayer meetings for our city and our nation, our ministry and other subjects such as sex trafficking as God leads us in opening up more prayer watches. You need to have organisation and focus to get the best out of your team and the time in prayer. We have around 30 people who are involved in our core intercession and House of Prayer teams.
We are here to encourage you and help so if you have any questions please do ask. It is our joy to help where we can. I am praying the right team members and growth for you in depth and number. For good able and willing participants and those who want to learn. For you as the leader to have an abundance of wisdom and revelation!