Community Prayer Drive in Fort Pierce, Fl

 

Community-Prayer Drive: An Evangelistic Method

 (January-June 2018)

January            February         March              April                May                 June                 2018

prepared by Pastor Joseph

Saturday, December 30, 2017

 Synopsis:

The community-prayer drive is an evangelistic method designed by Jesus Community Church to seek God’s grace, lovingkindness, and guidance on behalf of different communities and neighborhoods in Fort Pierce; as God’s servants in the city of Fort Pierce and in the world, we plead urgently with God that he would transform the City, draw the lost and the unchurched to his Son, and make the name of Jesus Christ highly exalted and honored among all individuals and families in Fort Pierce. The focus of this evangelistic outreach is on “intercessory prayer” while driving into the city.

Objective (s):

  1. To impact and seek for the welfare, prosperity, and salvation of the people and city of Fort Pierce through fervent intercessory prayer.
  2. To foster better friendship, effective relational evangelism, and fruitful servant evangelism.
  3. To get more acquainted with the physical locations and living conditions of the people in Fort Pierce.
  4. To learn how to relate to the city of Fort Pierce, be sensitive to its needs and ills, and forge new kinds of social dynamics and relationships with the city residents.
  5. To offer effective services to individuals and families and forge new bonds of social solidarity.

Length of the Program:

The community-prayer drive is a six-month program that will begin in the second week of January and end in June 2018. This activity will take place twice a week on any day of the week and a weekend, preferably a Saturday.

Organization:

The community-prayer drive is organized in team of three and four individuals through the method of carpooling. Each team will meet at the end of a designated street twice a week to offer intercessory prayers for the individuals and families of that specific street.

 Scriptural References:

  • Jeremiah 29:7, “Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf…” (Read Jeremiah 29:4-14)
  • Matthew 6:10, “Your kingdom come, your will be done,on earth as it is in heaven.”
  • Matthew 9:37-38, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
  • Matthew 5:44, “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…”
  • 1 Timothy 2:1, “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men…”
  • Romans 10:1, “Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation.”
  • James 5:14, “Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord…”
  • Psalms 33:8, “Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!”
  • Amos 9:13, “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when the plowman shall overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it.”
  • Isaiah 62:6-7, On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set watchmen; all day and all the night
    they shall never be silent. You who put the Lord in remembrance, take no rest, and give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem and makes it a praise in the earth.
  • Habakkuk 3:2. O Lord, I have heard the report of you, and your work, O Lord, do I fear. In the midst of the years revive it; in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember mercy.”

Method:

  • Frequency: the community prayer drive will take place twice a week.
  • Carpool: 3 to 4 people in a car
  • Survey and drive through one the neighborhoods in Fort Pierce, as identified below
  • Stop the car at the end of a given street and pray for the people who live in that particular street.
  • Length of prayer: each team should pray for 10 to 15 minutes for every home, individual, and family in that particular location. If there are three people in a team, each individual person should pray for that team. The idea here is to have everyone in the group plead to and intercede before God for that specific street.
  • Meetings and Streets: the group will cover 10 streets per meetings; in the two meetings designated per week, the group will pray for these same 10 streets twice. In other words, these same streets will be repeated twice in both meetings. Each week, the group will cover 10 streets, and in a month, the group would have covered 40 streets in that particular neighborhood or community; that is, the group would have prayed for 40 streets in a month.

 Locations & Places to Visit & Time-frame:

  • Lakewood Park (January)
  • The Sabal Chase Apartment (behind the Walmart on Okeechobee Rd) (February)
  • Jenkins Rd, (i.e. Treasure Gay Luxury Rental Apart on Jenkins Rd), and Graham Rd (March)
  • Kirby Loop, Edwards Rd, S 13th St, S 25th St, S 19th St, S 35th St, S 29th St, Atlantis Cove: A Rental Community, S 19th St, etc. (April)
  • Sunrise Blvd, Oleander, Okeechobee Rd, S 39th St, St 33 rd. St, Avenue A-Q (May)
  • Winter Garden PKY, St. Lucie BLVD/King Highway, (June)

***The places identified above are some of the major roads and living residences in Fort Pierce.

 Basic Needs/Necessities:

  • Your physical presence in the community
  • 3-4 peoples per team
  • Your Bible
  • Jesus Center “You’re Invited” Card
  • Evangelistic Tracks
  • Water bottles