“And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.
There is such power in prayer. Power that I think we don’t tap into enough in children’s ministry.
I know that most incorporate prayer into weekend services. Opening the service in prayer. praying over the offering, and praying within small groups. What I am talking about is prayer beyond that.
Here are a few things that you can do in your children’s ministry outside of Sunday:
Have a meeting. – Not the usual meeting, but a prayer meeting instead. A gathering of your team to focus completely on praying for the ministry, team, children, and families.
Enlist your congregation. – Ask the members of your church to devote one day a week to pray for the children in your ministry as well as the ones who will be coming.
Encourage & equip your team. – Most of your team is already praying, but you can give them a list of the children in your ministry to pray for by name. You can create a devotional to encourage them in this time of prayer.
These are just a few ideas that you could do to lead everyone in a focused time of prayer.
Imagine the power that would come from this prayer time.
Everyone praying bold, wall shaking prayers for the kids in your ministry.