Prayers for your church

9 Breakthrough Prayers to Pray for the Local Church

1. God, Give Us a Breakthrough in Evangelism!

God, remove the blinders from the eyes of unbelievers so that the gospel we are sharing will connect with their minds, hearts, and wills. Empower us, as you’ve promised to do, to be faithful in sharing our own faith stories and the life-changing story of Jesus’ death for the sins of the world. Help us to faithfully proclaim the life-changing power of the message of the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ!

2. God, Give Us a Breakthrough in Discipleship!

God, help us to identify people into whom we can pour our time, our lives, and our knowledge. Help us to dive deeper into our personal relationships with you than ever before and to be formed, by your Spirit and your Word, into the likeness of Jesus Christ. And help us sustain a multiplying movement of disciple-makers!

3. God, Give Us a Breakthrough in Community!

God, help us to live authentic lives with others, studying the Bible, holding each other accountable, offering encouragement, and going deeper together. Give us friends who make us more like Jesus and help us to reflect God’s love to others.

4. God, Give Us a Breakthrough in Ministry and Serving!

God, thank you for giving, entirely by grace, gifts for each of us to use in ministering to each other. Point us toward having the hearts of servants. Open our eyes to the needs of other people around us and give our pastors wisdom as they equip us all for the work of the ministry.

5. God, Give Us a Breakthrough in Our Mission!

Jesus, help us to want what you want – the joy and gladness of all the nations as they hear your story of redemption. Open doors and empower us to go to new fields and people groups with the gospel. And help us to live missionally in our everyday lives, representing you in our neighborhoods and workplaces. Help us bring the nations into the white-hot enjoyment of your glory!

God, help us also to see our role in our communities as redemptive. Use your good news about Jesus to bring about reconciliation between ethnicities and factions. Help us to be healers in a hurting world.

6. God, Give Us a Breakthrough for Families!

"Jesus, Give Us a Breakthrough for Families!

God, for broken marriages, we plead for healing! For relationships between parents and children that are strained, we pray for unity!

We rebuke the enemy in his attempt to undermine the stability of families all around us.

LORD, protect our families"

7. God, Give Us a Breakthrough in Our Vision!

Lord Jesus, break our hearts under the burden of our broken cities and give us the vision and energy to keep on growing churches that influence their communities with the light and love of the gospel. Increase our desire to see massive movements of people, drawing other people along in following Jesus! Forgive us of small or self-centered thinking. Help us to think bigger and pray Kingdom-oriented prayers.

8. God, Give Us a Breakthrough in Generosity!

God, we trust you to provide for your work entirely, but we know that you often choose to provide for your work by raising up givers. God, bring financial peace and healing to people trapped under the burden of debt and release people to give and invest joyfully into the growth of your Kingdom. Help us to give in a way that reflects your own giving nature to others!

9. Jesus, Give Us a Breakthrough in Worship!

Jesus, you are worthy of all worship, because of who YOU are. We worship YOU.  Jesus, we want to strive to be a church that bring blessings to YOU! Help us to so humble ourselves that we compel The Holy Spirit to empower us like never before for ministry. And help us to communicate such joy, such truth, such grace, and such passion in our worship that we compel others to join the experience and liberty of worshiping YOU.  Amen!

The more we come to depend on an all-powerful God to show himself strong through our weakness, the more God will move among his people. Let’s pray as never before for God to expand the witness and influence of his church in this world!

God, give us a breakthrough!








1) A prayer for reconciliation

Heavenly Father, thank you for your grace, kindness, and mercy. I know that the foundation of reconciliation begins between you and each of me. But you have also called us as Christians to pursue reconciliation whenever we experience conflict or division with each other.

Forgive us Father for the division we create in our churches.

Help us to work through unresolved conflict and extend grace and kindness to one another.

We ask that the unity of the Spirit would prevail so that we could live in such a way that brings glory to your name and bears fruit in the body of Christ.



2) A prayer for compassion

“Jesus, I thank you for the compassion that you so lavishly and continually pour out upon me. Your Word makes it clear that you care deeply for those who are like sheep without a shepherd.

Your love is great for those in physical and financial need, for those who suffer, for the fatherless, for those who need healing, and so many more.

I pray Jesus that your spirit would prompt me to live out that same kind of compassion. I pray that I would continue to grow as a compassionate, caring and loving servant. I pray that I will more powerful in praying prayers of compassion.


3) A prayer for wisdom

God, thank you for the promise of your wisdom. Our thoughts, ideas, and creativity have little to no eternal value without you.

I pray for the courage to act upon that wisdom. May it help me in making good decisions.

Grant me the wisdom to more fully understand your will and purpose for the church, in the specific circumstances in which I serve. I seek your wisdom and guidance to lead other people in a way that brings glory and honor to you.

4) A prayer for redemption

Jesus, thank you for the price you paid on the cross that makes a way for the forgiveness of our sin. Your love and grace are overwhelming and extravagant.

We pray that our passion for those who are far from you would be contagious.  We ask that our hearts would be broken for the lost like yours.

We desire to see a flood of decisions to follow you, and baptism stories that move the hearts of many.

5) A prayer for maturity

Heavenly Father, I know that it’s your desire for every believer to mature in their faith. Thank you that you provide your Word, the Holy Spirit and the Church to help that take place.

The pull of the world is strong, temptation is ever present, and the spiritual battle is real. Yet I know that you are with me and provide a way for me to grow, mature and live a life that is pleasing to you.

“Dear LORD Jesus, I especially pray that I may serve the children and  the students around me in such a way that my growing faith inspires them to follow in the same footsteps.”

6) A prayer for generosity

Jesus, I could never give like you did and do, but I want to give generously. Thank you for all the good and perfect gifts you provide for me, and for the opportunities to advance the gospel.

I pray that my church would be generous with its time, finances, talents and abilities. I pray that I will be generous with kindness, patience, and encouragement.

I desire to be a person who serves others well. I desire to serve because it’s a privilege to be part of your Kingdom work and because I care about others. I pray that a spirit of generosity would prevail both inside my church, and outside into the community.

7) A prayer for transformation.

Jesus, this is our big-picture prayer, and we are convinced that it aligns with your heart. We pray for true transformation in the lives of the people we serve. May there be tremendous life change!

We are asking for marriages to be restored, people to be freed from addictions, and healing to take place in broken hearts. We pray for teens to rise into leadership in their schools, for our business leaders to speak boldly for you, and that each of us would see ourselves as an ambassador of your transforming power.

May we carry your name well Jesus and see many lives changed for the good.



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