8 Characteristics of a Prayer-Driven Church

Last Sunday we had a sermon on the topic: “Your Prayer Life – A Force or a Farce?” (This sermon is available to listen to on our church app.)

As a part of the sermon, Pastor Grant drew our attention to a list of “Eight Characteristics of a Prayer-Driven Church” which he had included on the back of our sermon notes.

Here is a slightly amended copy of the list:

  1. A church devoted to prayer gives priority to prayer – it just doesn’t fit it in.
  2. A church devoted to prayer prays when there are opportunities, not just problems.
  3. A church devoted to prayer announces a special time of prayer – and the entire church shows up, not just the faithful few.
  4. A church devoted to prayer asks God to enable it to do what he is blessing – not just bless what it is doing.
  5. A church devoted to prayer is challenged by financial shortfalls – and calls for fasting, prayer and faith; it is not frustrated by lack of finances.
  6. A church devoted to prayer mounts up with wings like eagles, runs and doesn’t grow weary, walks and does not faint – instead of being constantly tired, weary and stressed out.
  7. A church devoted to prayer does things beyond its means, rather than be constrained by budgets.
  8. A church devoted to prayer sees the world as its parish, rather than only its members as its parish.

Pray without ceasing – and with great expectancy. 

˄GS and adapted by ˄TH

Photo: Trevor Hampel

Photo: Trevor Hampel