PRAYER JOURNALS

Movements Prayer Journal: June-August 2018

In one Midwest town, a few pastors have banded together to make a difference. Their common ground is Christ’s Great Commission. Their plan is built around prayer and making a difference – together. These pastors have crossed denominational lines in the common cause of reaching their city with the gospel. In the past few years, they have begun mentoring troubled youth, jointly participating in community service, and praying together regularly. This edition of Movements Prayer Journal offers 31 suggested topics to bring before God in prayer. Three themes are repeated throughout the Prayer Journal, by way of reminder, during June, July and August: Walking with Jesus by faith Intentionally depending upon Him Building partnerships for the sake of God’s...

Movements Prayer Journal: April-May 2018

  Cru staff members, associates, volunteers and partners are asking God to bring about a supernatural two-part goal: 10 million Christ-centered, multiplying disciples and 5 million new churches or faith communities, both by the end of the year 2020! Is this a realistic goal? With God nothing is impossible! Many campus ministries and city ministries are expanding greatly by making a necessary shift to student-led and volunteer-led movements. They are re-focused on prayer – relying on God and His empowerment. They are making better use of digital tools for evangelism and discipleship. And they are following Christ’s Great Commission together, as true partners headed toward the same goal. Pray along with them in this edition of MOVEMENTS Prayer Journal....

Movements Prayer Journal: January – March 2018

This first Movements Prayer Journal of the year features a prayer for God to mold our priorities. We are asking God to use us to mobilize additional workers in His global harvest. It’s good to keep in mind that those workers, as well as the mobilizers, can become overwhelmed with long hours of ministry. Keeping up with meetings, communications, and travel commitments can easily lead to neglect of prayer. Prayer is not, however, an appendage to ministry. It is foundational to Christian discipleship. Jesus’ life points to this essential, central theme – prayer first and ministry second. His closest disciples, the apostles, learned to follow His pattern of life and ministry. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and...

Movements Prayer Journal: November – December 2017

A global movement of prayer, asking God to raise up 10 million Christ-centered, multiplying disciples and 5 million new churches/faith communities by 2020! The Scriptures tell us God honors persistent prayer. Join Cru and our partners in continuing to ask Him to: • MOLD our hearts to be like Jesus’ heart. (Romans 12:2; Ephesians 5:15-18) • MULTIPLY our lives into the lives of others. (2 Timothy 2:2; John 15:5-10) • MOBILIZE laborers for the Lord’s spiritual harvest (Matthew 9:36-38; Acts 3:19). The Great Commission and its fulfillment are from the heart of God (Matthew 28:18-20). He desires to reach this goal through His people. Only He can answer these prayers. Pray2020: A strategy to help us to unite and...

Movements Prayer Journal: March – April 2017

Pray2020 and our first love. Faith goals are meant to stretch us – to make us trust the Lord in new ways, as we try new things. Our shared goal of 10 million disciples is causing us, as well as our partners, to grow in intimacy with God and become increasingly God-dependent. Part of the resulting fruit is more people coming to know and follow Jesus. We are blessed to see so many signs of progress toward fulfillment of Christ’s Great Commission! Just one example: Global Church Movements (a Cru ministry) and its 52 partners in GACX (Global Alliance for Church Multiplication) are seeing accelerated planting of churches. Join with GACX in praying for 5 million new churches and...

Movements Prayer Journal: January – February 2017

Calendar changes are calls to prayer: We are one year closer to reaching the 2020 goal of 10 million disciples! But volunteer-led movements that multiply are made up of Christ-centered disciples. Pray for movements of disciple-making in South Asia and around the world, with the January-February edition of Movements Prayer Journal.      

Movements Prayer Journal: October-December 2016

Intimacy with God is key to a fruitful life and effective, “self-sustaining” movements. That vital intimacy thrives in a culture of prayer. While this issue of Movements Prayer Journal encourages us to ask the Lord to MULTIPLY our lives and MOBILIZE laborers for the Great Commission, once again it reminds us that, first and foremost, we need Him to MOLD our hearts to be like His.  

Movements Prayer Journal: August-September 2016

In spring of 2015, two missionaries were discussing just what it might take for “every nation and every tribe” to be reached for Christ. One thing they readily agreed upon. Prayer–strategic, united, persistent prayer–is key to fulfilling what has become known as the Great Commission. When God brings His world mission to completion, it will be in response to His followers’ prayers.    

Movements Prayer Journal: June – July 2016

In spring of 2015, two missionaries were discussing just what it might take for “every nation and every tribe” to be reached for Christ. One thing they readily agreed upon. Prayer–strategic, united, persistent prayer–is key to fulfilling what has become known as the Great Commission. When God brings His world mission to completion, it will be in response to His followers’ prayers.    
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