Here is a link for which I am indebted to Making Home. It contains an interview with Pastor Voddie Baucham. I would encourage you to read the whole interview but I wanted to share how his church deals with prayer. If you are like me, some times prayer can seem overwhelming, with so many people who needed to be lifted up. This has helped me see that you can make time for all those who need prayer, by being organized. (That is not to say that you should not be flexable; if God is laying some one on your heart, stop and pray for that person.)
First, we start off our service by praying through what we call our "prayergram," which is divided into four categories:
* Pray for one another, for James commands us. So we have five families listed there that we're praying for, for that week.
* Pray for kings and those in authority, so Paul tells us and Timothy. And so we pray for one local and one state and one national leader every week.
* Pray that the Lord of the harvest would send forth labors. So we pray for one unreached people group every week.
* And then pray for those who shepherd and feed the flocks. So we pray for our elders every week.
I hope it helps you too. To read the rest of the article, click here.