Caring: Creative Ideas for Group Prayer

1. Take turns having a group member sit in the middle of a circle. Have everyone in the group lay their hands on the person and pray specifically for the issues they are facing right now.

2. Choose a country in the world and spend a week researching that country. As a group pray for the countries' spiritual, political, social, and physical needs. Pray for the missionaries you may know of serving in that country.

3. Have each person share about a person they have contact with that needs Christ. Pray specifically that God will create faith sharing opportunities with those people.

4. Allow time for everyone to quietly pray and meditate. After several minutes share with each other some encouraging things that God brought to mind during the quiet time.

5. Have each person write their name on a card. Pass the cards out to others in the group. Everyone in the group should commit to carrying the card with them all week and praying for the person on the card everytime they remember.