Prayer Guides

to Incorporate into Worship Sessions

short, spontaneous group prayers, with a prayer focus

Prayer Guides created by Raimer Rojas

P-R-A-Y: Praying in the Style of The Lord's Prayer

Learn more about this prayer: P-R-A-Y Prayer

T-R-U-S-T: Prayer to Fellowship with the Holy Spirit

Learn more about this prayer: T-R-U-S-T Prayer

F-E-L-L-O-W-S-H-I-P: Prayer for Strengthening Our Inner Being

Learn more about this prayer: F-E-L-L-O-W-S-H-I-P Prayer

W-O-R-D-S of F-A-I-T-H: Prayer to Grow in Hearing God

Learn more about this prayer: W-O-R-D-S of F-A-I-T-H Prayer

H-A-R-V-E-S-T: Prayer for Outreaches and Evangelism

Learn more about this prayer: H-A-R-V-E-S-T Prayer

People of C-O-U-R-A-G-E:

A Prayer for God to Make Us People of Courage in All Areas of Our Lives

Learn more about this prayer: C-O-U-R-A-G-E Prayer

UNITY: Prayer for Unity in the Body of Christ

Learn more about this prayer: UNITY Prayer

END TIME Prayer for the Saints:

A prayer over the Church, to grow in its calling, purpose, and mission

Learn more about this prayer: END TIME Prayer

B-L-E-S-S-I-N-G: A Prayer for Outreach

Learn more about this prayer: BLESSING Prayer for Outreach

Purpose of Prayer Guides

  • Helps a worship team to incorporate a short prayer session within a longer worship set.
  • Helps to maintain the worship flow, while incorporating prayer - everyone knows what to do, what to pray for, and who is next.
  • Provides a structure that fully allows for freedom in the moment, in a spontaneous way.
  • Models a format that works, so that a member of the worship team could potentially form their own prayer guide, before a worship set (making it available to the other team members), for a given prayer focus or need.

How to Use These Prayer Guides in Worship

  • Great for Worship Sets - These short prayer sessions can be added to a worship set, at anytime, thanks to this webpage resource. Once a team knows what to do with a prayer guide, the team lead can choose an applicable prayer guide and the team will just flow with it, on the spot.
  • Repeated Chord Pattern for Spontaneous Singing - During this prayer session, the musicians and musical instruments will maintain a basic chord progression, often coming from the last worship song. This repeated progression grounds all singers in the flow of the chords and makes it easier for them to sing spontaneous choruses, that flow out of the prayer. (Example: ||: G//// C//// D//// Em//// :||
  • Team Pattern for Prayer Sequence - Each team member prays out of one of the letters or categories, in a circular sequence, from one person to the next.
  • One Prayer Theme with Prayer Points - Each letter/category calls for a Bible verse and/or a short prayer, then a spontaneous chorus (simple and short) that the team member forms in that theme. The other team members will join in to sing that spontaneous chorus once it is established by the singer.
  • Prayer/Singer Prayer Pattern - Singer's Here is the format for each prayer/singer person: Bible Verse Read (optional) > Short Prayer > Spontaneous Chorus ( > move to the next letter/category which will be led by the next person)
  • Keep It Short - As these are meant to be short prayer sessions, added to a worship set, make sure each member keeps their time short, 1-3 minutes each, per letter/category.
  • Approximate Length of Prayer Session - The whole prayer session, as an addition to a worship set, should be between 6-12 minutes, depending on how many categories there are.