Renew: Prayer Vision
One of the first things the FTF Team did was complete the PRAYER VISION WORKSHEET. We knew if God were going to bless FPC, it would begin with us, His people being on our knees.
Our pastor, Wally Bumpas, shared his Prayer Vision first, and over the course of the next several months, other members of the committee shared their Prayer Vision. And then on Armorbearer Sunday, Pastor Bumpas shared his Prayer Vision with the entire congregation.
We encourage all of our members to take the time to go examine themselves, using the PRAYER VISION WORKSHEET, and then get an accountability partner so that by God’s grace, you can see growth in your prayer life.
Some of the areas you’ll consider are as follows:
- Your Heart: How much time do you invest in daily prayer for your ability to pray? When do you do this?
- Your Home: If you are married, how much time do you invest daily praying for your spouse? How much time daily do your invest praying with your spouse and when do you do this? If you have children how much time do you invest in prayer daily for them? How much time do you invest daily praying with them? When do you do this?
- Your Church: How much time do you invest daily praying for your leaders? When do you do this? How much time do you invest daily praying for the workers in your local church? How much time do you invest daily praying for the members of your flock? Do you systematically pray for each of your members? How much time do you spend praying for workers needed to minister to your community?
- Your World: Your “ungripped” are the people that God, in His providence, has placed in your sphere of influence—(your family members, friends, associates and neighbors). The “ungripped” are all who have not told you that they trust Christ, nor do their lives show the fruit of knowing Him. Have you identified these people by name? Do you maintain a prayer list and regularly pray for them?