Prayer & Fasting (Day 17)

POWER FOR CHURCH PLANTING

The vigorous, continual planting of new congregations is the single most crucial strategy for the numerical growth of the body of Christ in any city, and the continual corporate renewal and revival of the existing churches in a city. Nothing else, - not crusades, outreach programs, para-church ministries, growing mega churches, congregational consulting, nor church renewal processes—will have the consistent impact of dynamic, extensive church planting.

Virtually all the great evangelistic challenges of the New Testament are basically calls to plant churches, not simply to share the faith. The ‘Great Commission’ (Matt.28:18-20) is not just a call to ‘make disciples’ but to ‘baptize’. In Acts and elsewhere, it is clear that baptism means incorporation into a worshipping community with accountability and boundaries. The only way to be truly sure you are increasing the number of Christians in a town is to increase the number of churches.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: ACTS 16:1-5, ACTS 20:28, ZECHARIAH 8:20-23, MATTHEW 16:18 1 CORINTHIANS 3:6

PRAYER POINTS

1. Father in the Name of Jesus, Release the Church Planting Anointing upon the congregation.

2. Create space in the United Kingdom and the rest of the world for the planting of more Churches in Jesus Mighty Name.

3. Fill our hearts O God, with passion for souls and for more Churches in the Name of Jesus.

4. Heavenly Father, make us a shining light everywhere you place us and give us power to influence our communities with your word in Jesus Mighty Name.

5. We ask for the spirit of boldness to preach the Gospel to all men in Jesus Precious Name.

6. Sustain and satisfy everyone who joins the Church in Jesus Mighty Name.

7. We close every satanic exit doors through which the enemy snatches the members of Victory Bible Church International worldwide in the Name of Jesus.

8. Thank you Lord Jesus for lives that are being transformed by the planting of Churches in the Powerful Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.