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February 27, 2019

The Three Foundations of Prayer

By New Churches Team

Starting a Church Plant With Prayer

Three years ago, Collective Church launched in Los Angeles. Prior to their launch, they met as a core group that prayed together weekly. This prayer meeting started as a small group of people in a living room, but grew to 60 people. When they reached the point where they would no longer fit in one living room, they split into 6 neighborhood groups. They would meet together corporately on Saturday evenings and for 16 weeks discussed different foundational topics of their mission and then would meet in their groups to pray through those topics on a different day of the week.

A Discipleship Issue

Lorenzo explains that prayer is a discipleship issue that should be discussed and encouraged in the same way that Bible reading and attending worship are. As part of a relationship with God, believers can come to Him through prayer. Prayer is not a one-sided conversation. God can guide us and make His will known to us if we will take time to listen to Him while we are also praying to Him. Lorenzo advises that we can help people get past their fear of praying by reminding them about God’s character and Who He is. Once they acknowledge His character, they can pray bold prayers of faith.

Three Foundations of Prayer

  1. Petition is an important part of prayer, but it shouldn’t be the only way we pray. There should also be worship and a time for listening to how God leads us. By setting aside time in each prayer to just listen, people learn to recognize the voice of God. During prayer, God can guide you to pray for certain things or to respond to other things people are praying for.

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