Let’s pray

We want to prayerfully position ourselves for revival—for a “new normal” in us, our city, and our world.

Prayer is vital if we want to grow closer to God and be revived in our spiritual life. Whether you’ve never prayed to God before, you just need some direction, or you’ve been praying regularly for years, this page exists to help you develop a deeper life of prayer.

Prayer Life

This 4-week online Training Experience helped equip you with tools to make prayer more purposeful. Watch the video recordings for each week below:

Daily Rhythms

Don’t know what to pray? Struggle with consistency? We get it. Each week, we’ll provide a framework and prayer emphasis to help you develop a daily rhythm. 

Time of Prayer

Prayer can be personal, but it’s also something we can do together! Join us at 7pm every Tuesday night on Facebook Live for a Time of Prayer with Kurt.

Prayer Life Podcast

Does God listen to every prayer? What about the prayer of unbelievers? Why pray if God is sovereign? Do our prayers really matter?

Whether you’re brand new to prayer or you’re a seasoned prayer warrior, all of us have questions from time to time. In the Prayer Life Podcast, we’ll wrestle with some of the tough questions related to prayer and find answers in God’s Word.

Week 5: Praying for our City (June 1-6)

So far we’ve prayed for ourselves, for our “five,” for our church and world, and now it’s time to pray for our city. While our city has many needs, this week, in light of George Floyd’s murder and the events that followed, our attention will go to unity, love, and healing. We know that we desperately need the healing that only comes from God. 

In addition to praying individually, we also want to come together to pray for Presbyterian Hospital this Saturday from 5:30-7pm. It will be a great chance to gather and support our frontline workers and put our feet with our prayers. You can sign up at FellowshipDallas.org/PrayerWalk

It’s been a hard season. A devastating week. But we know that God hears our prayers and is a God who calls us to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly. Let’s pray that we lead out in these things this week.

Monday, June 1:

Emphasis: Love

Today as we begin to pray for our city, we start with love.

· Pray for a love for those who are different from you and those who are difficult to love in this city.

· Pray for the Christians and the Church in Dallas to be known for our love for one another and for the community.

· Ask God to give you a heart for this city, beyond those you know, beyond your social, racial, political, religious and economic circles.

· Ask Him to help you see those in your city with His eyes.

· Ask Him to build a love for your city in your life this week.

Tuesday, June 2:

Emphasis: Leadership

Today as we pray for our city, we lift up those in leadership.

· Pray for the leaders of our city to make wise decisions for our health and economy.

· Pray for your reaction to our leaders, are you willing to follow their leadership and seek the good of our city through obedience? Is there an action you are being called to as you lead others?

· Pray specifically for our Mayor, Eric Johnson; our County Judge, Clay Jenkins; our Governor, Greg Abbott and our President, Donald Trump and all the other leaders who impact the decisions and care for our city.

· Ask God how He is calling you to be a leader in your own home and community.

Wednesday, June 3:

Emphasis: Compassion

Today as we pray for our city, we pray for all those in need of compassion and care. Picture them in your mind. Pray for them, if not by name, by need:

· Pray for those in our city who do not know Jesus and are living lives for themselves and for the things of this world. Think of some specific people you know to come to faith in Jesus!

· Pray for those who are powerless, homeless, hopeless and helpless in our city.

· Pray for the sick in mind, body and spirit.

· Pray for those who are lonely, isolated, and forgotten.

· Pray for those in need – financially, physically, mentally, emotionally, relationally and spiritually

· Ask God how you can go beyond compassion to action for one of these.

Thursday, June 4:

Emphasis: Unity

Today as we pray for our city, we are praying for unity. We recognize that for unity to take place, we will often need to pray for redemption, reconciliation and a reorientation of our hearts, words, and actions personally and among those God is calling us to love in unity.

· Pray for unity and reconciliation first between you and the Lord today. Confess your sins to the Lord to start your day. Pray for His heart, His eyes to see others and for the mind of Christ as you look at the world and at your neighbors in this city.

· Pray for God to break the chains of racism, assumptions, fear and hate in your heart and in this city. Ask God to show you where you do not love your neighbor (who is not like you) as yourself.

· Pray for God to break our hearts for thinking that only agreement can bring unity. Pray again today for compassion for those who think, feel, look and respond differently than you whether it is race, politics, belief, age, socio-economic, gender, etc.

· Pray for the protection and good of those you may not know, understand or agree with. Pray for those who would mistreat others simply due to bias, prejudice, etc. to be held accountable.

· Ask God for opportunities to get to know, interact with and understand someone who is different from you. Ask Him for love and understanding. Ask Him for peace and unity even in our differences.

Friday, June 5:

Emphasis: Support

Today as we pray for our city, pray for those who support our local economy, provide for us and serve the needs of our city.

· Pray for those who have continued to work and expose them and their families to sickness in grocery stores, hospitals, construction sites, restaurants and so many other local businesses in our city.

· Pray for our local businesses who are struggling due to the COVID-19 shut down. Pray for provision, productivity and the support of the city for those businesses which are for the good for the city and our people.

· Pray for those ministries who serve our city faithfully amid the crisis and who help those in crisis throughout the year. See a list of those we partner with throughout the city at FellowshipDallas.org/Serve

· Ask God how you can support your city. Is there a local business you can visit or support this week? Can you give to, serve with or encourage a city ministry partner of Fellowship? Can you

start online giving at FellowshipDallas.org/Give to help the ongoing efforts of Fellowship to bless our church family and our city?

Saturday, June 6:

Emphasis: Health

Pray for those who are physically affected by not only COVID-19, but other health issues during this season. If you are joining us to give blood at church today with our Carter Blood Care Blood Drive benefiting those in need of blood in our area. Pray for those who will receive that blood.

· Pray for those who are working in healthcare around the city. Join us today at 5:30 to Prayer Walk at Presby – Register here:

· Pray for the mental health of those who are facing job loss, abuse, marriage issues, isolation, financial stress, depression, etc. Pray for them to know the nearness of God even in their struggles and pray for them to be seen and cared for.

· Ask God if He has a part for you to play in the care & protection of those who are hurting this week. Who can you encourage today? Is there someone specifically that you will pray for? Will you serve today through the blood drive or by joining us on the prayer walk?

Previous Weeks

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Week 5: Praying for our Church (May 25-30)

Over the last few weeks, we have created intentional prayer rhythms in our lives—praying for ourselves, our friends, our neighbors, and our global partners. This week, we’re going to pray for the people of Fellowship Dallas, the church staff, and the Elders.

Monday, May 25:

Emphasis: Our Church Family

Prayer: Lord, we know in this time that we have brothers and sisters who belong to your body at Fellowship who have experienced difficulties during this pandemic. We have brothers and sisters who have lost jobs, been ill or know someone who has, experienced increased anxiety and depression, and a list of other problems. Today, we ask for You to give them wisdom, direction, encouragement, strength, and patience. We ask for discernment during these confusing times, when so many are on information overload. Would You remind them that You are the Great Provider and would You uphold them with Your grace and love and TRUTH today? Would you bring revival in each of our hearts, creating in us a desperation for You and Your presence in our lives?

Tuesday, May 26:

Emphasis: Our Elders

Prayer: In Scripture, elders are called to shepherd, oversee, lead, and care for the local church (1 Peter 5:1-2, Titus 1:7-9, Acts 20:28). Lord, we thank you for the men you have called into the position of elder at Fellowship Dallas. We thank you for their faithful leadership in years past and trust their continued leading into the future. Today, we ask that You give them wisdom and discernment, diligence, compassion, and strength as they follow through with what You have called them to.

Wednesday, May 27:

Emphasis: Worship Gatherings

Prayer: Lord, throughout Your Word we are called to come together to sing songs, to dwell on the richness of Your Word, and to encourage one another (Colossians 3:16, Psalm 95:1-11, Ephesians 5:19). More than ever we know the significance of our gathering together to worship You. We thank You for the technology that has allowed us to be together during this time and yet, we long for the day when we can physically be together again worshiping You. Lord, we pray that no matter how we gather that You would be honored and glorified and that we would be compelled to know You more deeply than ever before. We thank You for each person responsible for making our Sunday mornings happen and thank You for the day that we’ll be back together again.

Thursday, May 28:

Emphasis: Life Groups

Prayer: Lord, we thank You for our Life Groups at Fellowship Dallas. We thank You for groups that allows us “get real” and vulnerably express ourselves so that we can be known and loved. We thank You that we have groups that encourage and challenge us to grow in Your Word (Hebrews 10:25). We pray during this time that You would continue to draw groups closer than ever, unifying them through and in Your Spirit (Ephesians 4:1-6). Lord, we also know that there are people all around us who need community like this and that need has not been felt like it has now. We pray for those who need it, that they would have the courage to join a Life Group and continue their pursuit of You alongside of other brothers and sisters in Christ.

Friday, May 29:

Emphasis: Training Experiences

Prayer: Lord, thank You for a church that challenges us to grow in knowledge and wisdom by exploring challenging topics together. We thank You for the recent Prayer Training Experience that enhanced our prayer lives and drew us closer to You. We know right now, there are over 40 people from our church going through Repurposed. We pray for them, that You would give them insight into the purpose You have called them to in this life and that they would begin living that out every day. We know that moving forward You will continue to use Training Experiences at Fellowship to transform us and we pray for the wisdom and courage to step into whatever course would make us more like You.

Saturday, May 30:

Emphasis: Service Teams

Prayer: Lord, thank You for a church that doesn’t just serve itself but for one that serves our local community and the world (take a look at last week’s prayer rhythm to see the impact Fellowship has around the world). Thank You that our church has a desire to love and serve others the way You have loved and served us. We pray that as we serve others, they would see Your love in and through us and that they would be drawn to You because of that love. We pray You would continue to give us opportunities to spread the gospel throughout our church, our city, and our world and that You would ignite a passion in each of us to contribute to that spread. Please use us to draw those who don’t know you into a life-changing relationship with You.

Week 4: Praying for our Global Partners (May 18-23)

A global partner, also called a missionary, is someone who shares their faith and spreads the Gospel in a way that fulfills God’s mandate in Matthew 28:19-20 which says to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.”

Fellowship’s 23 global partners are supported by your prayers and your giving.

Some of them live stateside and serve internationally, and others live and serve in other countries. We count it a privilege to partner with them in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ around the world.

Click here for a complete list of our Global Partners.

Interested in sending a word of encouragement, prayer, Scripture, etc., to one of our Global Partners? It’s easy! First, choose a partner you would like to encourage, write their name in the subject line of an email, and send to Serve@FellowshipDallas.org. We will make sure your message is sent to them!

Monday, May 18:

Scripture: I Cor 1:8-9 He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be free from all blame on the day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns. God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Prayer: Lord, we ask that you surround our global partners with encouragement and remind them that you are faithful to do what you say.

Did you Know? Today, there are over 3 billion people who have not been reached with the Gospel. (Joshua Project)

Tuesday, May 19:

Emphasis: Perseverance

Scripture: Eph 6:11. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm again the schemes of the devil.

Prayer: Father we pray that you would clothe our ministry partners in your armor so that they may stand firm and resist evil.

Did you Know? We have three global partners who live and serve in countries ranked as “extremely persecuted,” according to the World Watch List.

Watch Cheryl’s interview with Ministry Partner Jim Wilson, Nicaragua

Wednesday, May 20:

Emphasis: Divine Opportunities

Scripture: Col 4:3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.

Prayer: Lord, we pray that you would provide divine opportunities for our ministry partners to share the truth of your Word with those without the hope found in Jesus.

Did you Know? This past year, our strategic partners in India, South Sudan, and Nicaragua made over 64,000 Gospel presentations and have seen more than 17,000 people profess faith in Christ.

Watch Cheryl’s interview with Ministry Partner Melinda Means, Germany

Thursday, May 21:

Emphasis: Joy in the midst of trials

Scripture: Ps. 126:6 He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

Prayer: Lord, we ask that you sustain our ministry partners during difficult times and that they experience the joy of the Lord as they serve in your Name.

Did you Know? Ten years ago, Fellowship partnered with indigenous leader, Deven Pradhan, to build a Leadership Training Center in northern India, where more than 120 pastors have been trained to plant churches and make disciples all over the country. Those same pastors have taken more than 750 people through our Repurposed curriculum.

Watch Cheryl’s interview with Ted & Malia Winston, Belgium

Friday, May 22:

Emphasis: Protection

Scripture: Ps 91:15 He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.

Prayer: Father, we ask that you protect the mental, physical, and emotional health of our ministry partners and their families.

Did you Know? Our global partners are just like you. They are average people, doing extraordinary things for the Lord. They experience high and lows, successes and failures, and many of them live their entire lives away from their extended family. Yet, they all say the same thing—sharing the gospel and discipling others has been worth it.

Watch Cheryl’s interview with Ministry Partner Ranjit David, India

Saturday, May 23:

Emphasis: Gospel Saturation

Scripture: II Thess 3:1 Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men.

Prayer: Lord, we thank you that our ministry partners are willing to serve in hard places for the sake of the Gospel and we pray that the Gospel would spread rapidly and that your name would be glorified in all that they say and do.

Did you Know? Many of our ministry partners use the Jesus film as a tool for evangelism. It has been translated into 1800 languages, covering 94% of the world’s population. (Jesus Film Project)

Watch Cheryl’s interview with Ministry Partner Dirk Ahrendt, Germany

Week 3: Prayer Walking (May 11-16)

You’ve established your daily rhythm and you’ve identified “your five.” Now it’s time to move out into your neighborhood for this week’s emphasis—prayer walking.

If you’ve never prayer walked before, it’s is as simple as walking around your neighborhood and praying for the people around you. There’s no need to take any specific posture as you walk and pray. Just walk naturally and enjoy fellowship with God as you keep your eyes and ears open and your heart tender to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Below is a daily schedule to help guide your prayers as you go out each day.

Monday, May 11:

Emphasis: Trust in God

Scripture: Prov 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Prayer: Lord, I pray for my neighbors to recognize Jesus as their Savior and to trust Him.

Tip/Action: Take time to pray alone before beginning your neighborhood prayer walk. Ask God to help you be sensitive to his leading and to open your eyes and ears to the spiritual and physical needs of your neighbors.

Tuesday, May 12:

Emphasis: Peace of God

Scripture: Phil 4:6-7. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Prayer: Father, I ask for my neighbors to experience the peace of God in their hearts, minds and homes, especially during this difficult time.

Tip/Action: Walk naturally as you pray for each house to be filled with the peace of God. Ask the Lord to bring unity among those in the household. Be aware of your surroundings and listen to God as he leads you how to pray for the people around you.

Wednesday, May 13:

Emphasis: The Truth of God’s Word

Scripture: Matt 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

Prayer: Lord, I pray that my neighbors would experience the truth of your words when you say, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness.”

Tip/Action: Keep your eyes and ears open to the ways you can pray as you naturally walk around your neighborhood. For example, if you see toys, pray for the children in the home.

Thursday, May 14:

Emphasis: God’s Protection

Scripture: Ps 91:2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; My God, in whom I trust!”

Prayer: Father, I ask that you protect the mental, physical, and emotional health of my neighbor and that they would trust you and know that you are their refuge.

Tip/Action: As you walk, look for opportunities to engage with neighbors. Greet them, ask how they are holding up during this time, and prayerfully consider telling them what you are doing. Ask if there is anything specific you can pray for them.

Friday, May 15:

Emphasis: God is Love

Scripture: John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Prayer: Lord, I pray that my neighbor would experience the love of God and come to understand that you loved us enough to send your son to die for our sins. If my neighbor is a Christ follower, I pray they would be bold in their faith with our neighbors who are without the hope of Jesus.

Tip/Action: Reach out to your neighbors through Next Door, a phone call, a note taped to their door, and let them know that you care and are there for them. Be prepared to have Gospel-centered conversations if the opportunity presents itself.

Saturday, May 16:

Emphasis: Hope in God

Scripture: Psalm 130:5 I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.

Prayer: Lord, I pray that as my neighbors wait on this pandemic to end, that they experience and know that true hope is found in your word.

Tip/Action: Continue to engage in daily prayer walks in your neighbor, asking the Holy Spirit to reveal to you how to pray for each individual household.  Pray and watch for opportunities to encourage your neighbor with a good deed, word of encouragement, or maybe just a smile and greeting.

Going Deeper:

Bless Every Home
Bless Every Home gives you the tools to become a Light for Christ in your neighborhood. Join an ever-growing community of Christ-followers who are devoted to being a Light in their neighborhoods through praying for, caring for, sharing the gospel with, and discipling their neighbors.

Prayer Walk as a Family

Taking a Family Prayer Walk (Ministry Spark)
30 Days of Praying Through Your Neighborhood (Navigators)

Week 2: Pray for Your Five (May 4-10)

During this week, we’re encouraging you to “Pray for Your Five”—five people in your life you’re going to commit to intentionally pray for this week. They may be family members, friends, co-workers, etc.

Day 1:
Identify your five. Spend time asking God to reveal these people to you.

Day 2-6:
Pray for one person each day.

3 Things to pray:
1. Pray for their specific needs during this time.
2. Pray that God would reveal Himself in their lives in a new way.
3. Ask God to show you how you can be a light in their life.

Take a next step!
In addition to praying for them, try to reach out to as many of them as you can and encourage them this week!

While we won’t be doing our twice-daily Facebook Live gatherings like last week, we encourage you to continue this daily rhythm of morning and evening prayer this week, focusing on your five. We’ll have our weekly Time of Prayer with Kurt on Tuesday at 7pm on Facebook Live.

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Week 1: Establishing a Daily Prayer Rhythm (April 27-May 2)

During this week, we’ll be creating two videos per day on Facebook Live. One at 7am to start the day, and the other to end the day at 7pm.

Can’t make it live? No problem. We’ll post the videos on this page each day so you’re able to follow along.

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Daily Schedule (7am + 7pm)

Monday – Josh Carroll, Life Groups Pastor • Watch 7am PrayerWatch 7pm Prayer

Tuesday – Kurt Pressler, Lead Pastor • Watch 7am Prayer Watch 7pm Prayer 

Wednesday – Kelly Hornsby, Connecting Pastor • Watch 7am PrayerWatch 7pm Prayer

Thursday (7am) – Richard Kerry, Marriage and Care Pastor • Watch 7am Prayer

Thursday (7pm) – Noah Mitchell, Worship Pastor • Watch 7pm Prayer

Friday – Cheryl Read, Outreach Pastor • Watch 7am PrayerWatch 7pm Prayer

Saturday – Ali Congrove, Care Network Director • Watch 7am PrayerWatch 7pm Prayer

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