Scripture teaches there is power in prayer, and much power in corporate prayer. We urge you to be a leader by calling others to join you in prayer.
A weekly prayer meeting is a good starting point. Some like to meet early in the morning, others find a break during the noon hour is a good time. Whatever time you select set a schedule and stay with it. An established time is an important first step.
Prayer meetings can be held in homes or churches. We like the idea of meeting for prayer in places of business. We are very aware that Scripture tells us to pray secretly and that our prayers are not to be made for public display or to draw attention to how "spiritual" we appear. However, in our secular society, a small group praying in a restaurant or similar public place can be a powerful witness for the gospel.
How to begin
Invite a small number of people to join you. Some may come, others may not, but remain faithful and continue the prayer meeting without being concerned about how many are there. Jeremiah Lanphier began his first meeting by himself. One other person joined about 30 minutes later and finally five men gathered with him. Only six attended the first meeting.
Identify a leader. The leader will insure the meeting starts and ends on time and will set the guidelines for the meeting. Keep the focus of the meeting on prayer for our country and related topics. The leader may want to provide guidance to limit the prayer of anyone to no more than five minutes.
Simply allow the scripture passage to speak to the spirit of those who hear. The leader does not need to make comments on the scripture at this point. This is a prayer meeting; it is important that you pray.
Be sure to allow those attending to voice any specific concerns they want the group to pray about. The leader may provide cards to allow written prayer request.