Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. — Colossians 4:2–3
As our Delaware Campus gets ready for launch this coming Easter Sunday, let us come together and root the beginnings of this church plant with prayer!
Prayer Focus #1: Pray for the Laborers
Starting a new church takes a lot of work and dedication, not only from the pastoral staff, but also from every member. As both the Lewis Center & Mount Vernon campuses SEND individuals and families to the Delaware campus, let us be faithful to pray for them.
- Pray that those that are a part of the campus launch stay rooted in God’s words amidst any difficulties that planting new campus might bring. Ask that God, in His grace and mercy, grants to them steadfastness and endurance. Pray that they not easily give up or grow weary in the process of launching a new church campus.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. – John 15:5
- Pray that they bear much fruit and that they do not grow weary in doing so. Ask God that He do away with any boastful ambitions and renew their hearts and minds so that their actions may glorify the Father.
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. – Philippians 2:3
- Ask God to give every member yields to the Holy Spirit and walks in humble confidence, growing in understanding and obedience to their calling. Pray that as they minister to the lost around them in their city that people would perceived they are “ordinary men” who have been with Jesus.
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. – Acts 4:13
- Ask the Lord for a hand of protection over His laborers.
Prayer Focus #2: Pray for the Harvest
- Pray that hurting hearts and seeking souls will find their way to the Healer of all and that no scheme of the enemy will divert them from finding Him.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. – Romans 1:16
- Pray that the neighborhood where the church will be is receptive and welcoming of the new congregation. Ask the Lord to ready the hearts of those around the community.
Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved. – Acts 2:46-47
- Pray for strengthened Kingdom partnership between Lifepoint and other Gospel centered churches in the area.
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.
- Lastly, pray that Lifepoint Delaware be a beacon of light that stands deeply rooted in the Word of God and will be the hands and feet of Christ in every situation to any person that comes looking for Christ.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. Matthew 5:14-15