The 100 Year Prayer Meeting
John Gill on Prayer
B.B. Warfield
Supplying resource material for praying believers and their leaders on:
Prayer and The Prayer Meeting
Other Subjects:  The Attributes of God, The Death of Christ.
Prayer Ministry vs. House of Prayer
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Prayer Ministry vs. House of Prayer
Prayer is seen as good, but optional; a
good resource.
Prayer is seen as essential,
non-optional; our first resource.
Prayer fits in around other things.
Other things fit in around prayer.
Prayer is seen as foundational.
Prayer is seen as the foundation, fabric
and force of all-ministry.
Prayer is seen as functional.  We pray in
order to see things happen.
Prayer is seen as relational.  We pray in
order to know the God who makes thing
Prayer is seen as our duty because
things need to be different.  
Prayer is seen as a delight because we
want to be different.
“We need to pray.”
“We get to pray.”
Seek to pray about what we do.
We ask God to help us do what He is
We ask God to bless what we do.
We ask God to help us do what He is
We attempt that which is within our
We attempt that which is within God’s
Some in congregation are involved. The
responsibility is put on a select few to
“do the praying”.
Entire congregation is involved.
Everyone takes ownership for doing their
“prayer share.”  
Only a few leaders attend prayer
meetings with no regular commitment.
All leaders (staff and lay) have and live
out a commitment to individual and
corporate prayer.
There is an assumption that people know
how to pray and are praying.
There are no assumptions that people
know how or are praying.
Little or no regular emphasis or teaching
on prayer from the pulpit.
High priority is placed on prayer by the
pastor in private and public settings.
Few prayer opportunities.
Many regular and special prayer
opportunities taking place.
Congregation prays limited styles of
Congregation prays and appreciates a
variety of styles and expressions of
Vision for prayer is limited or
Vision for growth of intimacy and impact
through prayer is constantly growing.
Ministries takes place after discussions
and decisions.
No ministry takes place without ongoing
prayer for and during (and after) the
Groups open meetings with prayer as an
agenda item.
Groups spend time praying together and
set times of prayer in addition to regular
Any prayer ministry staff is not
recognized as vital part of church staff.
Paid or volunteer prayer minister and
staff are recognized as a vital part of the
Mat 21:13
And He said to them, "It is written, 'MY HOUSE SHALL BE
you are making it a ROBBERS' DEN."

A congregation without a prayer meeting is essentially defective in its
organization, and so must be limited in its efficiency.
The Prayer Meeting and Its History, J. B. Johnston
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