A standard protocol for any ministry is to pray for God’s protection and favor over their work. At a Women’s Ministry team meeting, we may pray for each others’ personal requests, for the event we are planning, and the women in the church. How often do you make sure to include praying for your Pastor, Staff, Church, and the Community it is serving?
So often we are focused on our own ministry needs that we forget that we are part of a bigger ministry in our community. We are focused on our own ministry, and our own church… and we may forget about the other ministries and churches that are serving in our areas as well. We also may be so focused on our role in serving in our ministry area that we forget that we are part of a body larger that we serve as well.
As we delve into the topic of Prayer & Worship in your Women’s Ministry at this weekends training event, we want to make sure that we don’t neglect to remind our leaders the importance of praying beyond your ministry. We are grateful for The Good Book Company’s book “5 Things to Pray for Your Church”, which walks you through the ways you can be praying for your church, your role within it, and beyond your church walls. The women attending our training event will be receiving a copy of this book courtesy of The Good Book Company.
A posture of prayer needs to start from the top down. As ministry workers who are part of a larger church body, before we begin praying for our own ministry needs and direction, we must begin with the church from the top down. We pray for protection over the building, and we pray that our Pastors will be protected & have wisdom in shepherding the flock. We can even go a step further up, as we pray for our country and elected officials and how they will respond, represent, and protect the rights of the church.
As we lead the women in our church to a posture of prayer, and model the behavior and practice before them, we can also help them to foster a position of prayer over the church they call home.