Welcome to the Prayer Chapel
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people.
1 Timothy 2:1
What is the Prayer Chapel?
Welcome to the Prayer Chapel! The Prayer Chapel exists as a space for intercession. Intercession is a form of prayer that involves standing in the gap for another person or party.
How do I pray?
- We encourage you to utilize the speaker to play worship music if that helps you to engage with the Lord. You can access our worship playlist HERE.
- Position your body in a manner that helps you to focus on God. For some, that requires kneeling, and for others, that may include walking and praying.
- Invite the Lord to quiet your mind. Psalms 46:10 says: “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
- Follow the lead of the Holy Spirit while you pray.
- We have provided multiple prayer points below.
How do I access the Prayer Chapel?
Email email@example.com to request access. We will do our best to respond in a timely manner.
Revival in Franklin & Middle Tennessee
Pray for revival in Franklin and middle Tennessee. Pray for a move of God in our region. Pray that His Spirit would pour out amongst us.
Pray for our country. Pray that the Spirit of God would draw people to Himself. Pray for our leaders.
Pray for the Nations. Pray that the Lord would be exalted. Pray for a specific country or people group to know that He is God.
YWAM Bible Translation Project
Pray for the translation project and those laboring for it. Pray for the provision, protection, and effectiveness of the project.
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Pray for our missionaries to have supernatural inroads to the places God is calling them. Pray for the missionaries to have clarity and wisdom, the leading of the Holy Spirit. Pray for the people they are ministering to. Pray for God to not only encounter the people but to establish Himself and His ministry among the people. Pray for protection and provision for their families and ministries.
To pray for specific missionaries and their ministries, there is a QR code in the prayer chapel with more information on Missions.
The Gate is more than a part of Membership Fellowship, it is a central hub.
Pray for God’s clarity of vision and direction for the leadership. Pray for unity and strong community among the members. Pray for God to mature what has already been birthed, and for God to bring forth new things in this next season.
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Pray for the staff of The Gate.
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Gate Church Body
Pray for the people of The Gate. Pray for individuals and needs represented. Pray for the unity and body life of The Gate.
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Pray for the next generation, the children and youth in our church, city, and nation. Pray for them to be captivated and transformed by the love of God. Pray for boldness. Pray for protection. Pray for discernment. Pray for deliverance. Pray for Next Gen leaders, for wisdom and divine strategy on how to minister to our children and youth.
Prayer for Israel and The Nations
-a note from Steve Fry
Dear Ones at The Gate,
We need to see the events of the last few days with compassion and insight. God doesn’t stand on the sidelines of human history watching. He is actively working out His purposes. And somehow in His great love for us, He includes us in the ways that His purposes unfold. That is why He invites us, even compels us to pray.
In this particular moment of time we need to pray into what has suddenly exploded in Israel. We have a calling as Christ’s Church to stand with the sons and daughters of Abraham. Remember, though Israel may not see the one true God as The Eternal Communion of The Father, Son, and Spirit, what they do see is not some alien God. The God of Abraham is our God, who for us has been revealed to us through God the Son, Christ Jesus, by the working of God The Holy Spirit.
Therefore we must pray for Israel. And in praying for Israel, we also pray for the nations remembering that it was in fact Israel’s mandate to be a blessing to the nations. As such we also need to pray for those innocent Palestinians who do not wish to see Israel’s destruction, but are caught in the vise of mortal enemies of Israel who are bent of Israel’s eradication.
- Pray for Israel’s quick deliverance.
- Pray that the sovereign hand of God will miraculously thwart Israel’s enemies. (Hamas is a recognized terrorist organization whose charter calls for the complete destruction of Israel)
- Pray that the conflict would turn in Israel’s favor, and for the deliverance of the hostages.
- Pray for peace and the quick end to the conflict.
- Pray for wisdom and strength to be given to Israeli leaders.
- Pray that God would supernaturally open the eyes of world political leaders to “see” God’s favor toward Israel.
- Pray that God frustrates the councils of the wicked.
- Pray that sincere Muslims’ eyes would be open to see the evil of radical, militant Islam… and also open to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Pray that Israelis would see the love and tenderness that Messiah Jesus has toward them.
- Pray that we as The Church would demonstrate Christ’s love toward them.
- Pray for the ministries committed to Israel – such as Caleb Global, Eagles’ Wings, The International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, and Wayne and Anne Hilsden, founding pastors of King of Kings Community in Jerusalem and the FIRM-Israel coalition, and so many others.
- Pray for the Messianic Jewish congregations in Israel, which now number well over 100.
- Pray for reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians, and that both nations would see the compassionate, restorative Hand of The Lord toward them.
- Pray that the eyes of Israel, the eyes of The Church, even the eyes of world leaders would somehow “see” the spiritual “covering” of God over Israel even as the prophet Elisha’s servant saw thousands of years ago:
2 Kings 6:15-17: When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an enemy army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, “Alas, my master, Elisha! What shall we do?” He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed and said, “O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”
May The Lord continue to help us see His heart and pray according to His great mercies…
Bless you all,
As we all know, we are in a moment of time in the world in which we need to pray! The Israeli-Hamas conflict is something God is calling us to focus on in intercession. We know that God is sovereign over the nations, but we also know He calls us to know His heart, understand His purposes and pray accordingly.
The Hebrews Scriptures, The Old Testament, gives us a way to better understand this moment:
In the fifth century BC, King Jehoshaphat, a godly king marked by turning Judah back towards the Lord, found himself surrounded by multiple enemies determined to eradicate God’s people from the land.
Despite his many preparations for war, Jehoshaphat responded out of godly humility before God, calling together the people of Judah to fast, pray, and seek the Lord to work on their behalf.
God honored their faith by responding to them in the midst of their gathering. As it is recounted in 2 Chronicles 20: “Then the Spirit of the Lord came on Jahaziel… as he stood in the assembly. He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s…. You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.’”
As people of Israel find themselves in the midst of yet another war against their enemies, we, as God’s children, grafted into the lineage of Israel, can approach the throne of grace with confidence (Hebrews 4:16), praying on behalf of all those involved in the war that they would humble themselves before God; that evil would be vanquished; that Israelis and Hamas alike would be drawn to truth of Jesus.
So we have felt it timely to call a 3-day fast from Wednesday November 1 to Friday, November 3.
We want to pray together that the battle would be the Lord’s, that He would bring hope to the brokenhearted, and would use such calamity to bring faith and peace to the hearts of those who do not know Him. Joel tells us to “consecrate a fast; call a solemn assembly. Gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land to the house of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord. (Joel 1:14)
We are encouraging all of us to fast something… perhaps some will be called to fast all three days, or to fast one complete day. You can fast social media, fast TV, or some other kind of fast, but we do encourage you to fast something and give part of each day to fasting and praying.
To aid you in this, Erika and Jack Engel have put together a 3-Day Prayer Guide, each day has prayer focus, a key scripture and bullet points for prayer. We are so grateful to Erika and Jack for providing this!
DAY 1 — PRAY FOR ISRAEL
Scripture: “On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set watchmen; all the day and all the night they shall never be silent. You who put the Lord in remembrance, take no rest, and give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem and makes it a praise in the earth.” (Isaiah 62:6-7)
Prayer: Today, we take on the role of ‘watchmen,’ as we intercede for Israel. We pray for the peace of Jerusalem, remembering that Jesus himself, is the Prince of Peace. We look to You, Lord, rather than to human means, to be the one to establish peace in Israel.
- God indeed has a special covenant with Israel (Genesis 17.19,21). Pray that the hand of God would be upon Israel, that he would be the source of strength, encouragement, and hope for Israelis.
- Pray that this war would be a wakeup call for The Jewish Community and those who don’t yet know the Lord to come to know Jesus as their Messiah.
- Stand against Satan and the spiritual forces of darkness that are fomenting antisemitism in many parts of the world.
DAY 2 — PRAY FOR ISRAELI/PALESTINIAN RELATIONSHIPS
Scripture: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:43-44)
Prayer: May You, Heavenly Father, bring reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians.
- We know that the enemy is seeking to disrupt the plans of God. Pray that the schemes of the enemy would be overcome quickly, by God’s power and not by man’s and that evil would be vanquished. Pray that Hamas would be completely destroyed! Pray that there is a demonstration of God’s love for the enemies of Israel, and that even Hamas militants will have Damascus Road experiences and be saved!
- In Genesis 17:20, God blessed Ishmael, promising to make him fruitful and to multiply him. We know from the story of Isaac, Jacob, and Esau that a father’s blessing carries tremendous power. Let’s join with our Father’s heart and pray blessing over the Palestinians.
- Pray that God would protect the orphan and the elderly of both the Israeli and Palestinian people. God has a heart for the weak and helpless. Pray for the elderly and children civilians who are caught up in the conflict.
DAY 3 — PRAY FOR ISRAELI, PALESTINIAN, AND AMERICAN LEADERS
Scripture: “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
- Let us remember that the Bible tells us that all authority comes from God as we hold leaders in high regard. Today we pray that God’s design for government would be glorified in the way that Israeli, Palestinian, and American leaders make decisions in this time. Pray that wisdom, humility and truth be supernaturally imparted to these leaders.
- We pray that this war would be a vehicle for God-honoring relationships amongst the leaders of Israel, Palestine, and the U.S.