Our annual Pray Modesto Prayer Breakfast is Thursday, June 15, 2017
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"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings and
all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way."
1 Timothy 2:1-2 (RSV)
The Pray Modesto project is an outreach of Mission Greater Modesto. We were founded in 2012 to connect many Christian churches, ministries and organizations for the purpose of blessing our city with prayer. We give thanks and praise to our Father in Heaven for this city and its gifts, beauty, influence and callings. We are in need of His great mercy for our corporate sins as the Church of the city and for our corporate sins as people of the city. We ask Him to help us to turn from our ways that are not pleasing to Him. And, we ask that through our Lord, Jesus Christ, that He pour out His Spirit to reveal His amazing love to all peoples in this great city.
How it works: In a cycle beginning the first week of June and ending the last week of May, Christian churches, ministries and organizations continuously cover the greater Modesto area in blessing prayer. More than 70 groups have prayed; each one praying for a full week then passing the prayer “baton” on to the next church, organization or ministry. We provide a prayer list to participating groups that incorporates Seven Spheres of Influence: Family and Health, Arts/Entertainment/Sports, Citywide Church & Ministries, Education, Business, Government, and Media. We also provide a list of current government officials. Implementation ideas are provided, but every group can decide the best way to accomplish the mission of having two or more folks gather each day during their Pray Modesto week to intercede for the city. Everything happens by email, even the passing of the prayer "baton." All each group needs to do is PRAY, we do all the rest.
Is this kind of prayer successful? YES! After the first year of prayer, school graduation rates went up and crime measurably decreased. And, the same thing happened our second year of prayer! This is exciting confirmation that the Lord is answering our prayers. While we still have much to intercede regarding, the effectual fervent prayers of the righteous really do avail much! We will be reporting on other areas of improvement and blessing as statistics become available.
Additionally, Pray Modesto sponsors an annual prayer breakfast where over 350 Christian leaders and individuals from the participating groups, and all of the spheres of influence in the city, gather to pray. Check out our and page for more details. Our next Prayer Breakfast is set for June 15, 2017.
One of the Pray Modesto Team will get back to you.
We are looking forward to partnering with you in prayer to bless our city!