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.”
3. Pray for the Merger Team
“May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.”
The Merger Team has a monumental task ahead of them. They must listen to God and make decisions that they believe are best for the church. They will be responsible for the direction that this new church moves.
Pray for team members by name.
Pray that they will be open to God and willing to make difficult decisions.
Pray that they will not be swayed by personal agendas, either their own or the agendas of others in the congregation.