Part of our calling as an intentional community of missions and microchurches is to commit ourselves to prayer on behalf of the place where we call home. In our case, that place is the Treasure Coast of Florida (from Jupiter to Vero Beach). We want to see the church renewed in its calling and mission from top to bottom. We also want to encourage and support leaders who are willing to step out in faith to serve God in small, reproducible, and sustainable ways for the sake of his Kingdom.
The prayers below are crafted prayers. The first came out of a time of listening and reflection at our microchurch in Jupiter. It is a declaration that we want to be a part of God’s renewal project for his church and the world. This prayer would be a great addition to your church’s worship time. Use it as a skeleton and add your own unique elements that speak to your own calling, mission, and passion.
The second is a prayer to “wake the sleeping giants.” It is my sincere belief that there are countless, faithful Christians in this area who are tired, burned out, struggling with their faith, and ready to give up on church. This prayer is a cry for the Holy Spirit to stir their hearts again, just as when they were young in Jesus. This generation needs mature believers to lead, not fade away into the sunset. A great companion to this prayer is this worship song by Maverick City Music, “Take Me Back.”
Would you consider joining us in praying these crafted prayers on a regular basis?
Thank you for your promises! Your mercies are new every morning. You give us a clean slate every day. You have drawn us out of hellish places into your light, where you heal our relationships, give us family and freedom, and provide everything we need to grow in maturity. Jesus, your plans for us are all good, even as we endure hardships and struggle.
You have declared a season of renewal for us as individuals, the church, and for the Treasure Coast. Your love for us is great and it is spilling out for others. We are experiencing a love connection with you, a wave of God’s Spirit that humbles our pride and causes us to choose you above our brokenness. We are being set free from our addictions and given a hunger for obedience. In that, we are experiencing new levels of breakthrough and intimacy with you. Our prayers have weight and we are worshiping you with the patterns of our lives. Our time with the scripture is like a dog with a bone. Your word is transforming us as we meditate and obey. You are restoring the hope of your Kingdom and setting us on fire with your dudamis power. In your Kingdom, we are an unstoppable force.
Your church in the Treasure Coast is discovering how to be for each other in small, but authentic ways. You are giving us a level playing field that encourages connection and unity. We are resisting the American idea that we control our own destiny and instead are surrendering to you, King Jesus. You are delivering the family unit and revealing yourself in the workplace. You are giving us creative ideas for evangelism and how to extend freedom to those in the margins. You are also raising up new, humble leaders who will do the hard, unseen work of Kingdom ministry.
In all these things, we acknowledge your power and sovereignty. We love you King Jesus.
Wake the Sleeping Giants
Stir up your Church, those who call on your name in the Treasure Coast. Awaken the Sleeping Giants, those who carry deep wisdom and powerful gifts, but have been hurt, wounded, or are hiding. Heal and deliver them and show them your power. Give them vision and resurrect their identity.
Challenge your Church to see the marginalized, weak, poor, and forgotten. Raise a prophetic call to generosity. Give us an unquenchable passion for you. Reveal, empower, and release the risk takers!