A Guide To Intercessory Prayer
by Rev. Richard W. LaFountain

A Prayer Gazebo
One Church's Prayer Strategy

In the vision statement for our church we specifically say "...with reliance on prayer, we will have a global impact..." Prayer is a "key value" in our church. After we purchased our church property to construct a church building, we first built a "Prayer Gazebo". It is the only thing that has sat on our property for the past 3 years. We regularly hold some of the following prayer meetings at the prayer gazebo:

  1. Church-wide prayer meeting every Monday evening

  2. On the first Monday of the month, the church-wide prayer meeting is divided into a men's prayer night and a ladies' prayer night.

  3. A daily (Mon-Fri) morning prayer meeting (7-7:30am) at the prayer gazebo on the church property. This is the Outreach Prayer Team that specifically concentrates on prayer for the lost & conversions.

  4. An Elders' prayer meeting 6-7 am every Friday at the prayer gazebo.

  5. Sunday morning (pre-service) prayer team.
This is what we are doing for prayer. Pastor Randy Clarke River of Life Alliance Church Grand Junction, CO