Prayers for Christian Church Planters

Prayer for Raising New Planters:

Matthew 28:19-20 “Therefore 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 I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

You see our world is slowly turning its back on your Kingdom. I pray you raise up more church planters to go into a hurting world. I’m asking for planters from the local community to the ends of the globe. Matthew 13:33 “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened.”

We pray that you will give church planters wisdom and discernment as they navigate the many challenges that come with starting a new ministry. Lord, make way legally and financially for those who have a heart to go into an area. I ask that you would go before them and prepare the hearts of those who will be a part of this new church. I pray that you would draw people to yourself, and that they would have a desire to know you and grow in their faith. Luke 14:23 “Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.”

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I pray for your protection and provision for church planting teams. Lord, I know that this is a daunting task, and I ask for your strength and courage to persevere through the difficulties that we will face.

I pray that you would give each a clear vision for this new church, and that you would use them to reach those who are lost and in need of your love and grace. I pray that you would use this church to be a beacon of hope and a place of fellowship for all who come through the doors.

Lord, I ask that you would bless these churches with growth and success, both spiritually and numerically. I pray that you would raise up leaders within each planted church who are dedicated to serving you and to building up your kingdom.

I trust in your faithfulness and your goodness, and I know that with you, all things are possible. I pray all of this in the name of Jesus, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Luke 10:2 “And he said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.’”

Prayer for Those Who Want to Start a Church:

Luke 14:23: “And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.”

Heavenly Father, we come to you in prayer for those who feel called to start a church. We ask that you guide them as they take this step of faith and trust in your plan for their lives. Give them wisdom, strength, and courage as they lead others in your name.

I pray that you send people to them from the surrounding community. Provide for every need the planter has and help him/her to be a light in their community, spreading the love and message of Jesus Christ. I pray for unity among all church leaders and for your blessings on the new church. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Acts 2:42-47 “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

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