We are so excited to connect the generations through the Pray For Me Campaign! The Pray for Me Campaign (PFMC) connects adult Prayer Partners with a child or student, or a family with multiple children, through prayer. Prayer Partners will use a provided-for-you prayer guide that helps to pray specifically for seven things in the life of each prayer recipient: widom, favor, speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity. (Sound familiar? These are character traits based on Luke 2:52 and 1 Tim 4:12.)
Our primary request is that Prayer Partners do their best to do these 3 things:
- Pray continually for their child/student/family using the prayer guide throughout the school year. You will cycle through the 13-week prayer guide 3 times.
- Attend the Prayer Partner Matching event January 24, 2021 (currently planned via zoom) and the end of the year celebration in the Summer to share stories of God’s power through this program.
- Send one note of encouragement about halfway through the process to your prayer recipient (you will be reminded by email). Are Prayer Partners encouraged to grow in relationship with the families with whom they have been partnered? Of course!
For 2020-21 school year:
- Look for our next matching event in January 2021 – Online registration available December 2020
The Family Ministry Team
PS – If you have questions, you can contact Brian Martin – [email protected]
Pray for Me FAQs
For this program, no. Prayer Partners will be randomly assigned – you may or may not know the person or family for whom you are praying. We hope this strengthens existing relationships, and starts new ones. Of course, you can always pray for someone you want to pray for! And you’ll find that adding some names as you use the Prayer Guide would not be difficult.
No you don’t. It is appreciated, but not required.
Yes! Especially if you don’t write in your book. 🙂 So if you choose to participate again, you will not have to pay for another prayer guide.
No. You determine the level of engagement you have as a prayer partner. The prayer guide allows you to pray for each child specifically without always seeking out more information from them. Our primary request is that Prayer Partners do their best to do these 3 things: 1) Pray continually for their child/student/family using the prayer guide; 2) Attend (if possible) the Prayer Partner Matching event on Jan 26 and the end of the year celebration in July; and 3) Send one note of encouragement about halfway through the process to your prayer recipient (you will be reminded by email). Are Prayer Partners encouraged to grow in relationship with the families with whom they have been partnered? Of course!
Prayer recipients will meet their Prayer Partners, and the family/child/student will take a photo with their prayer partners. Prayer Partners can ask about specific prayer requests the family or student have as well. Additionally, there will be a chance to ask questions about how the program works.
Students grade 6 and above may be contacted directly by their Prayer Partners, but parents can always make their communication preferences known. With children grade 5 and below, Prayer Partners will contact through the parents via email or phone.
Prayer Partners will pray for 26 weeks, starting the week of January 26 and ending in July. However, others who have participated in this program report maintain regular prayer for students for whom they were praying years later! That, of course, is always welcomed!
Sort of. We’d greatly prefer that this program is for our church family – not to be unnecessarily exclusive, but because we’d like to build organic relationships among our families through prayer. However, we are happy to help facilitate your prayer for the next generation with a prayer guide if you’d like! Just contact us, or search Amazon for “Pray For Me Campaign” and you’ll find the resources you’re looking for.
Each Prayer Partner will receive a Prayer Guide book. This simple book includes short scripture passages and about a paragraph of text where you can insert the name of the child(ren) for whom you are praying. Examples of the Prayer Guides will be available for preview the two weeks leading up to the start of the event.
As you walk through the Prayer Guide, each day’s reading is about one page in length and can take as little as 3-5 minutes. There are prayers for every day of the week, and there are 13 weeks-worth of content. Since we will pray for 26 weeks, each Partner will presumably pray through the cycle two times. As such, if a Prayer Partner misses some days, they likely may hit those days in the second cycle. The goal is to pray often, even if every day isn’t quite possible.
Of course not! While we love the idea of praying every day for our kids/students, ANY prayer at all pleases God. The Prayer Guide is there to make it simple and intentional, not to feel like an unrealistic burden. Again, the goal is to pray often, even if everyday isn’t quite possible. Let’s celebrate the wins rather than bemoan the losses.