every school a prayer center.
Seek God’s wisdom in prayer (Proverbs 3:5-7)
It is important to allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you. As you pray, yielding to Him, God’s plan for prayer for your school will unfold.
Review guidelines for prayer in schools.
You may find these guidelines on this website. It is vital that you know what you can do.
Pray that God will send others to pray with you. (Matthew 18:19)
You may, in conversation, mention to others your desire to pray for the school, and your interest in knowing if there are others who want to pray. Depend upon the Holy Spirit to creatively show you how to advertise.
Decide on a designated place and time.
Once the group meets, the time and place need to be what works best for the group. Some prayer groups in schools meet fifteen to twenty minutes before school; other groups may meet after school or even during their lunch hour (if possible). Getting the day started with prayer not only sets the day for the school, but it can also set the day for the pray-er.
The place selected for prayer does not need to be in a heavily trafficked area- a classroom or some designated room away from noise and traffic works well. Be respectful of authority as you plan time and place for your meetings.
Pray regularly and consistently.
Some groups meet daily, others may meet once, twice or three times a week. Meeting the same time and place help achieve consistency. As you meet, a leader will emerge to facilitate praying.
- Praying corporately is a team effort.
Scripture (Ephesians 4:15-16) reminds us that each joint supplies- every pray-er makes valuable contributions in praying for the school. Remember you are not a spectator at prayer, but a participator.
- Pray according to God’s will.
As you pray according to God’s will, which is his word, allow the Holy Spirit to lead you to pray relevant prayers for your school –its leadership, staff, students, parents and any other concerns as directed by the Holy Spirit. Members from the group may also have specific prayer requests. Remember your prayer times are not gossiping or complaining sessions, but times of heartfelt intercession. Because of your time, it is important to spend less time talking the problem and more time praying the promise for the problem.
Prayers of faith work by love.
As you intercede for your schools, remember intercession should always be motivated by love. The love of God is shed abroad in your hearts by the Holy Ghost, and Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13)
Expect to see miracles!