The Prayer Shield

"Dear brothers and sisters, honor those who are your leaders in the Lord’s work. They work hard among you and give you spiritual guidance. Show them great respect and wholehearted love because of their work... Dear brothers and sisters, pray for us."

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13,25 (NLT)

Are you praying daily for our pastors?

Right now, someone you know is in desperate need of your prayers. It's the people out on the front line, leading God's army into the world to proclaim His good news. Pastors, teachers, and all types of leaders are under severe attack from the enemy. And these leaders depend on the prayers of those who care (people like you) to help see them through.

The enemy knows where our leaders are vulnerable, and he
strikes at their weakest points. But the greater power is on our
side. Through intercessory prayer, you can reinforce our pastors with God's strength and protection. If we aren't praying, though -- if intercessory prayer is missing -- the full extent of God's power is often stifled in the lives and ministries of our leaders. They can't do it alone.

Someone must "pray the price." Will that be you?

What is the Prayer Shield?

By joining the Prayer Shield team, you are simply making a commitment to pray daily for our pastors. Each week you will receive an email with prayer needs and encouragement on how to pray that week for these men and women God has called to lead us at New Hope. You will also receive any urgent text alerts asking you to pray for the pastors should those needs arise.

Some Resources to Get You Started

First, we want to provide you with this simple PDF that you can print out and use while you pray. It contains 31 scriptures and specific prayer focuses (one for each day of the month) you can use as you pray over our pastoral team.

Second, we'd encourage you to pick up a copy of C Peter Wagner's book, "Prayer Shield". This book provides step-by-step instructions for praying like never before. You will learn:
•  The biblical basis for intercessory prayer
•  Who is and who isn't an intercessor
•  Why leaders themselves often don't pray enough
•  How to recruit prayer partners
•  The three types of personal intercessors

If you're called to be an intercessor, Prayer Shield will show you how to enter the battle confidently and carefully, so you can help protect those under the strongest attack from the enemy: our spiritual leaders. Your prayers can make all the difference.

You can find your copy of "The Prayer Shield" on Amazon and all major book seller sites.

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