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Encouragement 101: The Gift of Prayer

This is the second post in a three-part series on simple ways to encourage grassroots ministries.

Prayer is a powerful dialogue between God and man. And because we desire to encourage grassroots ministries, we want you to join in this divine discussion. Please pray for some of the ministries who have applied for this season of Giving of Life.

Why should you pray? Consider these reasons why your prayers matter:

  • Prayer is an expression of trust and is a vehicle for worship. When you pray, you are telling God you trust and adore Him.
  • Prayer is a tool God uses to ensure the success of His redemptive plan. When you pray, you are participating in God’s plan of salvation for the world.
  • Prayer is an expression of Christian fellowship. When you pray, you are letting God’s Spirit work through you in a way you cannot do on your own.

If you don’t know how to pray for a specific ministry, then ask them! On each ministry profile page, there is an option to send them a note of encouragement. Imagine how encouraged they will feel when you contact them about their specific prayer needs!

For starters, consider these specific prayers of encouragement:

  • Pray for God’s glory to shine through the ministry.
  • Pray for the ministry to be protected and sustained by the Lord.
  • Pray for the people the ministry seeks to reach. Some are hurting, some are lost, and all are in need of life.

God is the reason each of these ministries exists, and He can do far more to bless and encourage them than we can. We can still play an integral role in blessing these life-givers, though. God has given us the privilege of participating in this thrilling conversation of life. Your words matter and so do your prayers.

Jump into the conversation! Leave us a comment and tell us how prayer has sustained or renewed your ministry.

And be sure to check out the first post in this series - Encouragement 101: The Gift of Words.

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