Pray for Boston

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Date: 28 Apr 2009
Time: 04:00 - 16:00

The next ‘Pray for Boston’ gathering will be Tuesday April 28th at Boston Missionary Baptist Church at 9am-12noon with lunch following. This gathering is open to all Metro Boston pastors and prayer leaders. Therefore, feel free to forward this invitation through your networks. Although, an email RSVP to prayforboston@egc.org helps us get a head count for the lunch. Brother Zenzo Matoga zenzopraise5@hotmail.com will be leading the worship team.

About ‘Pray for Boston’

Pray for Boston is an ongoing monthly prayer meeting of Metro Boston pastors and leaders that was started approximately two years ago. Pray for Boston is encouraging four streams of ministry suggested by local pastors: (1) neighborhood based pastor-to-pastor prayer and fellowship; (2) neighborhood based congregation-to-congregation gatherings; (3) coordinated city-wide prayer gatherings & activity, and (4) intercessory prayer activity - especially with regard to how these four streams of ministry might help prepare the church and our city for a sustained and significant move of God’s Spirit- even revival. Contact: prayforboston@egc.org

Next meeting location and directions:

Boston Missionary Baptist Church‎

336 Dudley St.

Roxbury, MA 02119

617-427-4448

(on-site parking is available)

News/Announcements

* Boston Ministers’ Prayer Summit March 24-26 2009 was great…sign up for 2010 contact: Dave Hill hilldavidr@rcn.com
* Compelled by Love Gathering with Heidi Baker & Zenzo Matoga April 12th at 6pm at MIT Kresge Auditorium 48 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139 www.irismin.org or zenzopraise5@hotmail.com

· One10 Gathering April 11th 7:00 PM at MIT Kresge Auditorium 48 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139 info@jhopboston.com

· Church of the Midnight Hour Worship Service for ongoing, late night, local prayer on the air www.globalministriesboston.org or www.globalministriesboston.blogspot.com or pastorbrucewall@aol.com

· Ethnic America Network Summit 2010 vision casting meeting April 15th 9-11am at Arabic Evangelical Baptist Church www.arabicchurch.org contact: Gregg Detwiler gdetwiler@egc.org

· Prayer Tour to Korea Oct 2009 is being planned for Metro Boston leaders contact: Dana Wade dwade@egc.org

· Hosting His Presence April 18th 8:00-10am at Fountain of Grace, 190 Milton St., Dedham, MA, contact: Linda Clark Pray@NEAPN.org or 617-848-0922 or New England Apostolic Prayer Network www.neapn.org

· See His Glory 2009 Worship & Music Ministry Conference June 13th at 9am at Baptist Church Of All Nations 61 Winthrop St. Taunton, MA, contact: Michael Dottin Ministries mmdehc@aol.com or 617.876.9703 or www.michaeldottin.com

· Neighborhood based Pastor-to-Pastor small groups in addition to our monthly Metro Boston gatherings, neighborhood based, pastor-to-pastor groups are developing…(see contact list below).

2009 ‘Pray for Boston’ Schedule and Meeting Locations

Our tentative schedule for 2009 is 9am-12noon with lunch following:

Jan 27 Jubilee Christian Center

Feb 24 Jubilee Christian Center

(Mar 24-26 attending Boston Prayer Summit)

Apr 28 Boston Missionary Baptist Church

May 26 Congregation Lion of Judah

Jun 23 Greater Boston Vineyard Christian Fellowship- Cambridge Site

Jul 28

Aug 25

Sep 22

Oct 27

Nov 17

Dec 15

What happens at our monthly gatherings?

Our monthly gatherings will follow this basic pattern:

9:00 – 9:20 Fellowship

9:20 – 9:45 Worship

9:45 – 10:15 Presentation (teaching, testimony, announcements, & etc.)

10:15 – 12:00 Prayer

12:00-1:00 Meal

-The amount of fellowship, worship & presentation time can flex but the prayer time must be well guarded by the prayer facilitators with the goal of 90 minutes of prayer minimum.

Prayer

As prayer is at the heart of our monthly gathering, our goal is to spend a minimum of 90 minutes in small and/or large group prayer as guided by the designated prayer facilitators. The prayer facilitators are encouraged to steward the time and prayer activity as they feel God’s spirit leading. As various local prayer facilitators are engaged over the course of the year, our prayer time may include a variety of prayer modes, themes/topics, & groupings. Pastor George Irabor and Mark Steiger have offered to help coordinate our prayer facilitators for 2009.

Worship

As we recognize the importance of worship and how it can help align and prepare us for corporate prayer, we will have a time of worship at the front end of our gatherings that includes a variety of musical styles and local worship leaders from the church in Metro Boston. Brother Zenzo Matoga has offered to coordinate the worship teams for 2009.

Fellowship

Our ‘Pray for Boston’ monthly prayer gatherings will include a brief time of fellowship at the beginning and a lunch at the end of our gathering. In addition, we will continue to explore ways to encourage and strengthen, neighborhood based pastor-to-pastor fellowship and neighborhood based congregation-to-congregation fellowship as suggested by local pastors.

Presentation

This is a pre-planned time for selected leaders to address the entire group during our monthly gathering on a variety of prayer related topics and issues. This time may include brief preaching, teaching, testimonies, prayer focus issues, announcements for local events, etc. as guided by the coordinator. Pastor Francis Balla has offered to coordinate the presentation times for 2009.

Comments or questions: prayforboston@egc.org

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