“Praying should not be about getting something from God, it should be about getting to God!”
—Pastor Chris Gaynor
Begin each day with prayer. If starting your day in prayer isn’t what you usually do, or your daily prayer time has grown stale or routine, use this as an opportunity to develop or renew this experience. Kick-start your daily time with God with this downloadable journal. This resource includes a 30-day guided journal and prayer and Bible study resources.
Download the 30-Day Kick-Start Journal
Read the Bible RDU
Pray scripture back to God. Find scripture that relates to what you are learning or going through, and pray those scriptures to God. If you are not sure where to start, check out the daily Bible reading plan and start praying through today’s reading. You can follow along @readthebiblerdu on Twitter and summitrdu.com/bible.
Prayer Ministry Opportunities
Join the Pray for Our World City group.
Follow this weekly prayer update. Each week highlights a country and gives specific ways to pray for the people in these areas.
Join your Campus Prayer Team.
Each of our campuses have opportunities to be a part of a prayer team.
- Brier Creek Prayer Team
- Blue Ridge Prayer Team
- Cary Prayer Team
- Chapel Hill Prayer Team
- North Durham Prayer Team
- North Raleigh Prayer Team
- Summit en Espanol Prayer Team
- West Club Prayer Team
First Saturday Prayer
The first Saturday of every month from 8 to 9am at the Brier Creek campus, prayer warriors gather to pray.
Organize an in-home prayer group.
Gathering together with friends, neighbors, and coworkers for prayer can be a powerful time as you engage in the mission of God. This document will guide through setting up a local prayer meeting and give practical tips on group prayer.
How To Set Up A Local Prayer Meeting
Join a Small Group
Our small groups make prayer a priority when they meet together and are committed to praying for each other, our church and our world.
Connect to a Small Group
This simple acronym can help give structure to your prayers.
A start with "Adoration"
Begin by thinking about how awesome Jesus is and telling him about it. Praise Him for any of his attributes of love or holiness or power.
C stands for "Confession"
If there’s something specific you know you need to confess, do it. And believe that you are forgiven, because you are. (1 John 1:9)
T stands for "Thanksgiving"
Before you start asking for stuff, think about all that God does for you and has done for you. Thank Him specifically for the things you take for granted, like food, shelter, and life. Thank Him for specific things you enjoy. Thank Him for the little things. Thank Him for the big stuff too.
S stands for "Supplication"
That's when we pray for God to "supply" the things we need or even the things we desire. Pray for yourself. Pray for others. For this, it's really helpful to have a list. When you think of something you need to pray about, add it to the list. Once you start this habit, you'll find you remember to pray more often throughout the day. Soon, instead of trying to fix things yourself, your first impulse will be to pray to the One who can really do something about it.
Philippians 4:4-7 is a great Bible passage that you can use as an outline for prayer that basically covers the ACTS principles.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.