Note: A printable PDF of the following is also available here.

Prayer Suggestions (From the Central Alabama Emmaus Community)

Emmaus community members often state they have trouble identifying specific things to pray for, especially if they have committed to a full hour of prayer.

The following list is not complete, but it may help get you started. Just move down the list in your prayers, or start at any point and let the Spirit lead you from that point forward (Romans 8:26,27). Regardless of how you go about it, just do it.

Pilgrims and team members are counting on you. More importantly, Christ is counting on you!!

For Emmaus Pilgrims Pray:

For each pilgrim by name, and ask God to help them forget the outside world for the weekend

That God will be with each pilgrim who may be resisting the Spirit’s call

That each pilgrim will enter into table discussions and freely give of herself or himself when it comes to responding to questions, etc.

For peace of mind for each pilgrim so that they will hear the messages shared by each speaker

That each pilgrim will faithfully lay their personal burdens at the foot of the cross and trust that Lord Jesus has accepted them in love

For each pilgrim by name that, if she or he doesn’t know Lord Jesus as personal Savior, they will ask Him into their heart

That each pilgrim will feel the love of Christ in a very special way that they have never felt before and that they will accept it, then take this love back home to be shared with others

That each letter of agape will warm the heart of each pilgrim

That the letters of agape received from other communities will show them how far and wide God’s love reaches

That the Holy Spirit will work in each pilgrim’s life at the Closing service and into all of their fourth days

For each pilgrim that, that their transition back into the workplace on Monday would go smoothly

That each Pilgrim they would be more aware of people You place in their path for ministry opportunities

That each pilgrim will walk closely with Lord Jesus and keep His name on their lips, and His Spirit in their heart at all times

For each team member by name, and ask God to help them forget the outside world for the weekend and to concentrate their total effort on serving Lord Jesus through their interactions with the Pilgrims and others serving at the Walk

That all family members of each team member who was left at home during the weekend will be protected from harm and be maintained in good health

That God will grant good health and restful sleep to each pilgrim and team member throughout the weekend

For each pilgrim and team member that they will be able to “Let go and let God” in all they think or do this weekend

That gifts of agape to Pilgrims and team members will be accepted with love for the donor(s) knowing they were Christ-inspired

For the Spiritual Directors that Lord Jesus will continue to bless them, and that through them, the Lord’s Gospel will be clarified and His name will be glorified

For the Lay Director that Lord Jesus will continue to bless them, and that through them, the Lord’s Gospel will be clarified and His name will be glorified

For the Lay Director-in-Training that Lord Jesus will continue to bless them, and that through them, the Lord’s Gospel in this Walk and the next one will be clarified and His name will be glorified

For the Music Directors that Lord Jesus will continue to bless them, and that through them and their gift of music, the Lord’s Gospel will be clarified and His name will be glorified

For the Asst. Lay Directors that Lord Jesus will continue to bless them, and that through them, the Lord’s Gospel will be clarified and His name will be glorified

For the Table Leaders that Lord Jesus will continue to bless them, and that through them, the Lord’s Gospel will be clarified and His name will be glorified

For the Assistant Table Leaders that Lord Jesus will continue to bless them, and that through them, the Lord’s Gospel will be clarified and His name will be glorified

For the prayer warriors in the Prayer Chapel who lift each speaker up and provide prayer support during the Walk

For the Board Representative that Lord Jesus will continue to bless them, and that through them the Lord will be glorified

For each Speaker that the Lord will speak to Pilgrims through them and that each talk will be a blessing to all those who will hear it

For the Kitchen help, thanking them for their devotion to serving each pilgrim and team member, asking God to bless them, and to use the food to nourish each person in the manner God intends

For the pilgrim’s church families and all others involved in helping to assure success of this Walk

For each Sponsor who listened to your direction to invite their pilgrim and to accept the responsibilities of sponsorship before, during and after this Walk

For each Sponsor to continue to pray specifically for the concerns or requests shared at Sponsor’s Hour

That the Lord will remind the sponsors of the importance of Reunion Groups and that they will either start one or join one to show their pilgrims that it is the right thing to do

That the Lord will remind the sponsors of the importance of Reunion Groups and that they will help their pilgrims find one to join to help keep You in each of their Fourth Days

That there will be no problems encountered in matters that compromise the safety or comfort of the Pilgrims and team members, such as fire, break-ins, theft, etc.

That family members and prayer partners will arrive safely and on time to pray with upcoming speakers

That Lord Jesus will reap a harvest of souls due to the efforts of these pilgrims as they establish their own ministries

That our Lord will be blessed by all that is done in His name throughout the weekend

That all which is done over the weekend will be done in our Lord’s name

That the Lord will remind me to continue praying faithfully throughout the Weekend that His will shall be done.

Amen.