Westshore Christian Church
Praying For and With People
Join us as we look at how outreach can become a natural and organic overflow of our life with Christ. What we cover in this series will help us put feet to our vision to be a vibrant, transforming community where we love God, love people, and serve that all may know Jesus! We have been given great news. Let’s learn how to live it and share it with those around us!
Locations & Times
  • Westshore Christian Church
    3062 120th Ave, Holland, MI 49424, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
Three Building Blocks that Cultivate Evangelistic Movement
1. Does your church believe, honor and follow the teaching of the Bible?
2. Does your church love people and long for them to know Jesus?
3. Are the people in your church willing to sacrifice to the point that they will joyfully embrace change?
How to Raise Your Evangelistic Temperature
1. Engage in prayer consistently
2. Make time to connect with unbelievers
3. Tell stories
4. Make celebration natural
5. Spend time reflecting on eternity
How to Pray
•In the name and power of Jesus Christ (According to His will and for His Glory)

•With a bold and shameless audacity

•With persistence until an answer is given
Praying for People

“Prayer is the cornerstone of all effective outreach. We unleash heavenly power when we pray for lost people. We are also called to pray for ourselves and other believers to enter the harvest fields with God’s good news.”

•Kevin Harney, Organic Outreach for Ordinary People page 95
Prayer Walks
The practice of moving consistently through an area and praying as the Holy Spirit leads
•Commit to do this at least weekly

Triple-Five Prayers
Lifting up 5 people for 5 minutes, 5 days a week

Prayers for Workers
Ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers into the harvest fields
•The harvest is ready, but the workers are few

Scripture Prayers
Use scripture to shape your prayers
•Matthew 9:35-38
•Ephesians 2:1-10
•Philippians Chapter 1
•Colossians Chapter 1
•I John 5:1-12

Two ways
•Read a verse or section and let the words become your own.

•Let the words of the Bible launch you into prayer-->read a verse or two and then personalize the message.

Listening Prayers
Ask the Holy Spirit to shape your prayers. Listen and then pray what He reveals.

Fruit of the Spirit Prayers
Pray for God to grow The Fruit of the Spirit in the lives of His people
•Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control

Warfare Prayers
Pray against the work of the devil and for Christ’s will to be done.
•Ask God for discernment to see where the
enemy is at work
•Pray against the work of the devil in the name
of Jesus Christ
•Commit to pray with other believers

7 Different Ways to Pray

1. Prayer Walks
2. Triple-Five Prayers
3. Prayers for Workers
4. Scripture Prayers
5. Listening Prayers
6. Fruit of the Spirit Prayers
7. Warfare Prayers

Helpful Hints 4 Praying With Others

1. Keep your prayer brief
2. Use common language
3. Extend a hand if it is appropriate
4. Pray for the person’s specific need or joy
5. Pray in the name of Jesus
6. Check in to see how things are going
7. Be sensitive to location and volume

Three Organic Prayers 4 Seekers

1. God, I don’t know if you are real, but if you are out there, please show yourself to me.

2. If you are out there, God, and you love me, will you help me feel your love?

3. If you are real and as powerful as people say you are, could you answer my prayers and meet my needs?

So What? Organic Activity

1.Try a new way of praying
2.Try a restaurant prayer
3.Invite someone to pray

7 Different Ways to Pray

1. Prayer Walks
2. Triple-Five Prayers
3. Prayers for Workers
4. Scripture Prayers
5. Listening Prayers
6. Fruit of the Spirit Prayers
7. Warfare Prayers

The Greek Behind "Shameless Audacity"

335 anaídeia (from 1 /A "without" and 127 /aidṓs, "shame") – properly, "shameless persistence" (Souter). 335 (anaídeia), used only in Lk 11:8, is literally "shamelessness" and relates to carrying out God's plan with "unembarassed boldness" – in the dignity of faith.
335 /anaídeia ("no shame, without embarrassment") is the shamelessness a faith-led believer has who is not be halted by human fears – even when others cry "overdone" (i.e. accuse them of being extreme or excessive).
Lk 11:8: "I tell you, if even he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his shamelessness (335 /anaídeia) he will get up and give him as much as he needs."