The Reverence Protocol

The Reverence Protocol

Hallowed be thy name. Matthew 6:9 The model prayer, commonly referred to as the Lord’s prayer, is one place in Scripture where we find guiding principles to pray through. More accurately, it should be titled the disciples’ prayer, or the model prayer, because it contains elements that the Lord never needed to pray, such as “Forgive...


The prayer culture, or lack thereof, in our churches today is lamentable. Many Christians are disinterested in prayer because they do not know its power. But this is a far cry from what we find in the early church. The first believers did not have a prayer meeting—they were a prayer meeting! One hundred and...

How to Resurrect the Prayer Meeting

Musical artists, celebrities, and football games attract exuberant crowds. Even a popular preacher or a well-known worship leader can draw thousands of enthusiastic people. But when a prayer meeting is announced, few show up. Leonard Ravenhill spoke poignantly to this matter: “Sunday morning shows how popular the church is; Sunday night shows how popular the...

Why Prayer Was So Powerful In The Early Church

Most prayer in the Book of Acts was corporate prayer. The Apostles had two main responsibilities: leading the church in prayer and ministering the Word (Acts 6:4). Serving tables and the like were handed over to Spirit-filled men (deacons) so the shepherds could oversee the prayer ministry in the church. Is it not instructive that shepherding in prayer is mentioned prior to the important task of preaching? This order is not a trivial fact. But what other factors contributed to such powerful prayer?

“Inner Man” Prayer

I have seen hundreds of church prayer lists over the years. One thing stands out: the vast majority of the Prayer Requests concern the OUTER MAN (the physical body). With that said, there is a larger emphasis in the Bible on the INNER MAN. Paul prayed, "That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the INNER MAN" (Eph. 3:16). Click "Read More" to read the article.

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