About Prayer Pursuits
We are passionate about mobilizing and encouraging prayer!
The mission of Prayer Pursuits is to bring together the Body of Christ for prayer: for revival and unity in the church, for salvation of souls, for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.
We gather pastors, ministry leaders and people who have a passion for prayer. We believe that prayer is a vital part of building unity in the Body of Christ.
“Nothing tends more to cement the hearts of Christians than praying together. Never do they love one another so well as when they witness the outpouring of each other’s hearts in prayer.” 1
1 Charles Finney, Lectures on Revivals of Religion (Ohio: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1868), 94
Our desire is to help Pastors to come before God in their role as pastor, but also simply as the individual believer that they are. Both are vitally important. We walk alongside those with an intercessor’s heart whether they are seasoned prayer warriors or new to prayer; teaching them to listen as well as pray.
We accomplish this by focusing on the following four pursuits:
Pursuing the Lord’s face through intimacy:
Mark 3:13-14 “And He went up on the mountain and summoned those whom He Himself wanted, and they came to Him. And He appointed twelve, so that they would be with Him and that He could send them out to preach.”
Jesus called His disciples to Himself before He called them to go out and minister. This call to His side is our foremost calling and everything we do flows from it. Without developing the time with Him we cannot most fully go out and minister for Him.
We want to help ministers and leaders rediscover this first calling, to pursue the Lord’s face, through spiritual formation coaching, learning again the spiritual disciplines and drawing from Him daily.
Pursue the Lord’s Presence through Community:
Gathering the leaders of the Church together for prayer has always been a crucial practice of the Church. The Church prayed together during times of trouble (Acts 4:24-31), leaders were praying and ministering to the Lord when they received instruction and sent out Barnabas and Saul (Acts 13:1-3). They prayed together with new leaders as they were appointed (Acts 14:21-23).
We want to encourage pastors and leaders to come together to pray for and encourage one another today as well! We need this gathering together for prayer today all the more!
Pursue the Lord’s Heart through Cooperation:
The Apostle Paul frequently encouraged prayer for himself and the furtherance of his ministry (Romans 15:30; 2 Corinthians 1:11; Ephesians 6:19; Philippians 1:19; Colossians 4:3; 1 Thessalonians 5:25; 2 Thessalonians 3:1).
So we want to encourage prayer for ongoing and special ministry in our own cities and other regions of the country. Encouraging and assisting to develop church cooperation in prayer for outreach and evangelism as well as teaching and discipleship ministry is an important focus for Prayer Pursuits.
Pursue the Lord’s Wisdom through Resources:
We want to share information regarding materials on prayer, intercession, corporate and personal prayer.