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Ten Tips to Start a Released Time Prayer Group

Updated: Nov 21, 2023

Prayer is a powerful and transformative practice that can have a profound impact on our lives and the world around us. One way to amplify the strength of our prayers is by joining or establishing a Released Time Prayer Team.

These prayer teams play a crucial role in supporting and uplifting those who are part of Released Time Bible Education (RTBE) programs. Whether you're considering starting a new team or want to enhance an existing one, this article will provide you with ten valuable tips to help you begin and maintain your journey as a “prayer warrior."

  1. Pray yourself. Seek the Lord about your desire to set up a team of prayer warriors.

  2. Contact your RTBE leaders - “is there a group already”?; if not, seek their input to establish one.

  3. Join an existing group at your church or ask to start one - the same time each month.

  4. Prepare a sheet/text with who, what, where, when and why to share (contact RTBE leaders for ideas).

  5. Send an email, use a one-call system ( w/nonprofit rate) or advertise in church bulletin.

  6. Use Facebook/other social media to advertise the prayer meetings (but not specific content) – engage a younger volunteer if you don’t know how!

  7. Be consistent; attend the prayer meeting yourself and keep the requests coming in a timely way.

  8. At the meetings, keep groups small (2 or 3), pray one request at a time “popcorn” style - keep engagement.

  9. Take additional requests if any; keep a record of answered prayer.

  10. Share the establishment of your Prayer Team with School Ministries Ohio – share requests: Request the RTPT logo to use as well.

In the world we live in today, the importance of prayer cannot be overstated. When it comes to Released Time Bible Education, the impact of dedicated prayer teams can be immeasurable. By following the ten tips outlined in this article, you can embark on the rewarding journey of establishing and maintaining a Released Time Prayer Team.

Remember to pray fervently, engage your community, and keep the flame of consistency burning. As you faithfully dedicate your time and effort to this cause, you'll witness the incredible power of prayer and the transformation it brings to the lives it touches. So, go ahead, set up your team and make a difference, one prayer at a time. Your commitment can create a ripple effect of positive change, bringing hope and Truth to those in need.


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