Power Point - FOCUS Equip

Interceding for the
people in your life
Praying the Spiritual Multiplication Depth Chart
Praying for the World
Miracles happen. But prayer is needed!
Prayer that is courageous, struggling and
persevering, not prayer that is a mere
- Pope Francis, @pontifex
Session’s Roadmap
• Explain the vision for intercession by looking to
Church teaching and the Scriptures
• Create a personal spiritual multiplication depth chart
• Intercede with another for a person on your personal
depth chart
Pray like Jesus
Intercession is a
prayer of petition
which leads us to
pray as Jesus did.
-CCC 2634
Jesus raises Lazarus
The Gospel of John
Chapter 11
• Jesus prays before he
• Jesus’ love for Lazarus
• Jesus intercedes to the
• Lazarus is raised from
the dead
Different Needs
A heart for the lost
Making new and meaningful contacts
For the Son of man came
to seek and save the lost.
Luke 19:10
Brethren, my heart’s desire
and prayer to God for them
is that they may be saved.
Romans 10:1
I give thanks to God
always for you. 1 Cor. 1:4
We give thanks to God
always for you all,
constantly mentioning you
in our prayers. 1 Thess. 1:2
I remember you
constantly in my prayers. 1
Tim. 1:3
New and Growing Disciples
I give thanks to God always for you because of the
grace of God which was given to you in Christ Jesus
that in every way you were enriched in him with all
speech and all knowledge. 1 Cor. 1:4-5
…that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men
but in the power of God. 1 Cor. 2:5
I do not write this to make you ashamed, but to
admonish you as my beloved children…I urge you,
then, be imitators of me. 1 Cor. 4:14-16
Commissioned Disciples
And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for
you received the word in much affliction…so that you
became examples to all the believers in Macedonia and
in Achaia…so we need not say anything. 1 Thess 1:6-8
So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready
to share with you not only the gospel of God but also
our own selves, because you had become very dear to
1 Thess 2:8
You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in
Christ Jesus and what you heard from me before many
witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to
teach others also. 2 Tim 2:1-2
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and
have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned
it. 2 Tim 3:14
Give the Vision
Page 60 - 5 minute exercise
Share with the person next to you about why we
should intercede for the people in our lives?
Talk about how you would intercede differently
for people in different spiritual stages based on
what you learned from St. Paul?
Use the space in your program to capture what
you have learned
A prayer list
“There are so many to pray
for…A practical suggestion
is to write down on a card
or sheet of paper a list of all
the people for whom we
wish to pray and cast a quick
eye over it each morning at
the time of our morning
- Fr. Leo Trese,
The Faith Explained
Acts 2:47
Cell Phone
Building a Depth Chart
Page 60-61 of program - 10 minute exercise
• Who have you yet to share the Gospel with and invite into
Christ Mission? (New or Meaningful Contact)
• Who needs to actively engage in Christ’s mission?
(Beginning or Growing Disciple)
• Who is striving to make disciples of Christ? (Commissioned
• Who is engaging in the work of evangelization and
discipleship right now with a lifetime vision for discipleship?
(Disciple-makers/Spiritual Multipliers)
Interceding for Others
A Final Note
“This kind cannot be
driving out by anything
but prayer and fasting.”
-Mark 9:29
Prepping your Power Session
Page 62 of program - 20 minute exercise
You will have 45 minute to teach this to your group:
• How will you give the vision to your group? (7 mins)
• Create a Spiritual Multiplication Depth Chart (13 mins)
• Intercede over names on each other Depth Charts (20 mins)
• Debrief (5 mins)
Important Citations
• CCC 2634
• John 11 – the story of
• Luke 19:10 and Romans
10:1 – heart for the lost
• 1 Cor 1:4-5, 1 Cor 2:5,
1 Cor 4:14-16 – new and
growing disciples
• 1 Thess 1:6-8 and 1
Thess 2:9 –
commissioned disciples
• 2 Tim 2:1-2, 2 Tim 3:14
– disciple makers
• Mark 9:29 – the need for
prayer and fasting

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