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Concerts of Prayer Outline
Have you ever been to a large group prayer meeting where one or two people do all the praying? This article shows how to have a meaningful prayer meeting for everyone -- many topics, different ways of praying, individual prayer and small group prayer, all of these are interspersed with singing or music.
Please feel free to use this outline for a very meaningful group prayer assembly in your church or community.
We want our Concert of Prayer to be pleasing to our Lord. To sound good to our Lord.
If even one of us is out of tune (has un-confessed sin), then the whole concert will not sound good to our Lord - He is our audience.
Take time to silently go before the Lord and ask Him to search your heart and point out anything that is displeasing to Him. Then confess it (1 John 1:9) and receive Christ’s cleansing."
Emcee: "We are sinful people and that is why we need the Lord. It is so easy to rationalize our sins, isn't it?" (Give personal illustration.) Take time to let God examine your heart and point out those attitudes which aren't pleasing to Him. Do this privately.
Seeking Fullness (abundant life) in the Church
Are you experiencing the abundant Christian life today? Are you enjoying life? If not tell God about it and ask Him for renewal and revival of joy in your innermost being.
Emcee: Charles Stanley, in his book, Listening to God, says:
"Often times our Lord wants us to sit before Him in quietness. He doesn't want us to do all the talking."
As Isaiah 30:15 states:
To have God speak to the heart is a majestic experience, an experience that people may miss if they monopolize the conversation and never pause to hear God's responses. How can God speak to us if we don't take time to listen? Quietness is essential to listening. If we are too busy to listen, we won't hear. It takes time and quietness to prepare to listen to God. God's voice is still and quiet and easily buried under an avalanche of clamour.
Seeking God for Evangelization for our Family, Community, Country and the World
Illustration: Who are you praying for and seeking to win to Christ?
A woman who was praying for her neighbourhood was having doubts about the power of prayer. So she looked up at the apartment building and said to the Lord, "If my prayer really makes a difference, have the women in that window turn around and look at me." The woman turned around and looked down on her. God uses our prayers to make a difference.
Testimonies: What Has God Said to us Here?
Closing Comments by the Emcee
~ Outline based on David Bryant's Concert of Prayer