Second base – Prayer
Last week we talked about the first base in our baseball analogy being Training. If you missed it check it out here.
Second base is the prayer base. You must break through the spiritual strongholds in the potential church planting area. You need a team of dedicated prayer partners/intercessors who will stand in the gap for you and with you. In Acts 12:12-16, we see Peter getting out of prison as Mary and the “cell group” were praying for him. In Luke 6:12, Jesus prayed all night and then chose His disciples. Jesus never did anything in His ministry that he did not consider the Father in prayer. John 8:28 Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me” (NIV).
A great friend of mine calls his prayer team a PIT crew. Much like in racing a pit crew supports the driver and the car for the duration of the race. They do this by keeping an eye on the diagnostics of the car as well as the personal vital levels of the driver. During a pit stop they help to refuel, refresh and prepare for the next leg of the race. They are also in communication on an ass needed basis with the driver.
A PIT Crew or:
is a vital part of any leaders life. They should be trusted intercessors who will pray you through challenges and help to celebrate your victories. The key to keeping your PIT Crew engaged is sharing 2 things. Share your prayer requests and share your testimonies. Communicating these two vital pieces of information are a great way to keep your Personal Intercession Team motivated and engaged.
To grow int he are of your prayer life check out Larry Kreider’s book Building Your Personal House of Prayer
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