Mobilizing Students To Pray
When Ana was just 15 years old, she went to a Christian youth conference where she heard about the Prayer Triplet Strategy. This is a way to get teens praying together for their school. Ana decided to trust God to provide two friends to form a prayer triplet. Two of Anas friends agreed to join with her, spending 20 minutes a week praying for the campus. Every time they met they asked the Lord to allow everyone at their school to hear the gospel. Within one month of praying as a triplet, Ana and her friends saw God answer. Their whole school heard the gospel through an assembly program where a former professional athlete spoke. God responded miraculously, answering Anas prayer.
"Great idea," you may be thinking, "but how do I get started?" Lets look at some ideas together on how to involve others in praying for you and the students at your campus:
Prayer Triplet Strategy
Tell the Lord how great He is. Use a song or psalm you know. Thank Him that He gives you the victory.
Thank Him for all He means to you.
Each person should pray for the others, asking God to help them become more like Jesus. Ask that God would meet their specific needs, and ask God to make each a witness for Jesus Christ. Share any other specific requests before you begin your 20-minute prayer time.
Each should pray for three non-Christian friends, for them to become more open to God, and that they will become followers of Jesus. Ask God to help each to share Jesus with these friends.
The whole group should pray for a greater openness toward God, for those on your campuses, in your nation, and throughout the world.
Heres more prayer ideas to keep you connected!
- Mothers Who Care groups
- Christian teachers who are committed to praying
- A person in your community who could be your Community Prayer Leader. This person could take your prayer requests and mail or e-mail them to community people to pray for you. They may also organize a prayer chain for your ministry.
- Previously organized prayer groups or missions boards of local churches
More Prayer Resources:
"The Prayer Force" www.prayerforce.com
Somethings Happening USA conferences
Prayer Portions by Sylvia Gunter, P. O. Box 888014, Atlanta, GA, 30356, USA
Youth Ministry Foundations by David J. Garda and SonLife Ministries 800-770-GROW
Let Prayer Change Your Life by Becky Tirabassi (Zondervan Publishers)
Touch the World Through Prayer by Wesley Duewell (Zondervan Publishers)
Too Busy Not to Pray: Slowing Down to Be With God by Bill Hybels (IVP)
With Christ in the School of Prayer by Andrew Murray (Zondervan)
Fire in Your Heart by Sammy Tippit (Moody)
*These ideas are compliments of SonLife Ministries and their "Foundations" handbook.