First published on this website in April 2009 and last updated in March 2017
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Here are 13 ideas for leaders of intercessions for how to involve the congregation, rather than letting them pray by proxy. These notes are written for all who lead the prayers at Sunday services. The 13 are divided into four groups.
- Intercessions from Scripture (Bible praying, theming the prayers on one verse)
- The use of eyes and ears (keep eyes open, show a DVD, listen to local sounds)
- Involving people (pray all together, responses, bring people to the front, ask for topics)
- Ideas that are ... different (read a newspaper, combine with notices, stimulate imagination, a conversation with God).
Here is the link to this item: TN47 - Breathing life into the intercessions.pdf
These notes have been updated in March 2017 with minor amendments throughout the text.