Following up from a post about his congregation’s one-Sunday-night-a-month-prayer-meeting, Kevin DeYoung provides this sample of what such a meeting looks like:

Praying Through the Fruit of the Spirit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)

Love

Hymn 479……………………………….. I Will Sing of My Redeemer

Praise God for His Love to Us (large group)

Joy

A Prayer for Joy……..………… “Joy” from The Valley of Vision

Hymn 408………………………………….. Rejoice, the Lord is King

Peace

Scripture Reading……………………………………. Philippians 4:4-7

Make Our Requests Known to God (small groups)

Patience

Confess the Sin of Impatience (small groups)

  • With our families
  • With our jobs
  • With our situation in life
  • With the church

Kindness and Goodness

Thank God for the Kindness and Goodness We See in His People (large group)

Faithfulness

A Prayer for Faithfulness………. [Led by a member of our congregation]

Gentleness

Scripture Reading……………………………………….. Isaiah 42:1-7

Thank God for His Gentleness Toward Us (small group)

Self-Control

Ask God for Self-Control in Our Lives (small groups)

  • With our appetites
  • With our disciplines
  • With our emotions

Concluding Prayer……………………………….. The Lord’s Prayer

I like the idea of meeting in this way on Sunday, a day already set apart, meaning we don’t have to reinvent the wheel trying to find another time during the week when people can meet. We already have a number of other fellowship activities meeting on evenings through the week.
I like the variety and structure in this order. No extensive sitting around sharing prayer points. Large group and small groups. And a moves in focus throughout the time, with helpful topics introduced.

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