Church growth is something that all Christians hope for. But sometimes, knowing where to start or how to pray for it can be difficult. Growth in faith and love for God worldwide will bring us all together as Christians and believers.
Prayers for Church Growth
Prayer for More Church Members
Dear God, I pray to you on behalf of my church.
I pray that you will grant your church members the grace of perseverance and help them to stay focused on you.
Father, grant us the grace to be faithful to worship you with all our hearts even when a thousand different things and opportunities tempt us. Help us see these temptations as opportunities to draw nearer to God. I pray that you will continue changing our hearts and minds from the inside out till we finally see ourselves as our true selves—sons and daughters loved by God, who Jesus Christ has redeemed at Calvary.
Father, may we learn the discipline of the Bible and grow spiritually in the process. May we hunger to know more and grow spiritually with Christ who strengthens us. Father, let us understand that there will be trials in our lives because of sin. Accept all of these trials as proof of our faithfulness to you and an opportunity for us to become more like Jesus Christ. Let our hearts be tender enough to receive them without being broken at every turn.
In Jesus’s precious name, I pray. Amen.
Samuel 2:26And the boy Samuel continued to grow in stature and in favor with the LORD and with people.
Prayer for More People to Find God
Dear God, I come before you today with a heart full of gratitude for your wonderful attributes, which have helped me learn about you through your Word. I thank you for helping me, and my family learn about the truths of scripture.
I pray for my church with all its members that God would touch their hearts and minds so that they might grow spiritually. I pray that God will help them to endure when things don’t go their way. I ask you to help our church members have patience, love and humility in difficult times.
Lord God, thank you for loving us as your sons and daughters. Thank you for caring about us even though we don’t always show it. Help us to be thankful that your Holy Spirit has been given to us so that we can learn to love others more than we love ourselves. I pray that you will impart your Holy Spirit to our church members so that we may grow spiritually in the truth of your word. May our hearts be open to learning more about you so we may bear fruit for your Kingdom.
Many church members don’t know you as a personal friend and savior. Please guide them to a personal relationship with you through Jesus Christ, who died for their sins and rose from the dead. Lord, I pray for the salvation of my church members’ families and friends who do not yet know you personally. Thank you for making us a church where people can learn more about you.
In Jesus’s precious name, I pray. Amen.
Hebrews 6:1Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God,
3. We pray for new families to join the church and for existing members to invite their friends and family to worship.
Acts 2:47praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.
Prayer for Giving Offerings in Church
Dear God, thank you for loving us so much that you sent your son Jesus to live and die for our sins. We rejoice in being saved from the penalty of our sins by your grace through Christ Jesus our Lord. His wonderful love has given us the gift of salvation through faith in him and awakened us to a new life. I ask that you would help those in my church who are struggling financially and spiritually because they don’t understand the love of God, the power of His Holy Spirit, or how much everything matters to God. Help them see that Jesus gave his life so they might have a fresh start and hope.
God, I pray for those whose hearts are made heavy by grief or sorrow, who are trapped in the maze of pornography, or who live without work. Please bring them deliverance from the darkness in their lives and help them walk in the light of your Word to find hope anew. Grant these brothers and sisters your grace for spiritual growth.
Lord God, I pray for a special revival of your Holy Spirit over our church members so that they may be more diligent about attending church meetings and growing more spiritually hour by hour as they learn more about you through scripture study.
Lord God, help our church members to be unified in the same mind and purpose. Lord Jesus, I pray that you would give us all the grace we need to obey you and Jesus. Help us all trust you more each day because we truly believe everything will work out for our good in Christ. We believe you care about our unity and the good of your Kingdom. Please continue to work on us so that we may grow spiritually and be used by God, like your children whom he loves and will use for his glory alone. I ask it in the precious name of Jesus. Amen.
Acts 6:1Now at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food.
Prayer for the Salvation of the Church
Dear God, I come before you today in prayer for my church. Thank you for all the help and strength you have given us throughout this difficult time of trials. I know your help will be multiplied a thousandfold to all our members so they can see the truth about being saved.
In Jesus’s name, I pray.
I also pray for my church family and friends that they may be transformed from the inside out through the power of the Holy Spirit. May our church become known as one where people are saved! Everyone will understand what true salvation is, not just a religious formality or feeling. May our hearts feel like an oven waiting to bake those who walk a path away from Christ. Lord God, hear my prayer! Bless our church leaders as they lead us to walk by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ, please make way for sinners to be saved and come to know you personally. Please help me not to give up when I see sin in my church family or friends. Help me love them more than they know and fervently pray that they find repentance in your name and believe in your name. I ask this in Jesus’s precious name, I pray. Amen
Ephesians 4:11And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
Bible Verses for Church Growth
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
And great fear came upon the whole church and upon all who heard of these things.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you.
But the word of God increased and multiplied.
So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
Prayer Points for Church Growth
- Pray for church members to have a heart for evangelism and a desire to share the gospel with those who need to hear it.
- Pray for church members to be bold in their witness and not be afraid to speak up about their faith.
- Pray for church members to be equipped with the knowledge and resources to share the gospel effectively.
- Pray for church members to have opportunities to share the gospel, both within their community and beyond.
- Pray for church members to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading as they share the gospel with others.
- Pray for those who do not yet know Christ to be open to hearing the gospel and receptive to its message.
- Pray for those skeptical of Christianity to give us a chance and see that we are different.
- Pray for those who are opposed to Christianity or hostile toward the church to have a change of heart and an openness to dialogue.
Have Your Prayer Shared
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