Week 1: Laying the Foundation
At the beginning of the Vital Merger process, many foundational pieces need to be in place. This first week of prayer will focus on building a solid foundation.
“Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”
1. Pray for an openness to God’s presence.
“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”
Often churches entering a Vital Merger have been in decline for a number of years. It is time for a fresh awakening to the presence of God in the church.
Pray for awareness of God’s presence as the churches consider a Vital Merger.
Pray the people of all the congregations would be comforted by God’s presence and open to guidance.
Pray specifically for each church considering merger.