Prayer Leader Guideline for Intercession

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Prayer Leader Guideline for Intercession


  1. The Prayer Leader will help support the worship leader in facilitating team discussion during the briefing time. Give your team a brief overview of the intercession topics for that meeting.
  2. Load the power point on the projector with today’s meetings outline; the theme, and the three topics of intercession.
  3. Showing diligence by coming on time for briefings with prepared intercession topics is an essential part of your commitment.
  4. The Prayer Leader’s job is to give direction for prayer during the meeting and engage the room. If the room seems disengaged then the Prayer Leader should reengage the room with a particular invitation for them to engage with the present meeting.
  5. Debriefing should include: encouragement to one another, ask what was God speaking to everyone, pros and cons, and ideas on how to fix problems.

Note: the Prayer Leader is allowed to individualize the meeting to meet the needs of the team/ flow of the meeting, but must not carry changes into other meeting. (Ex. Number of cycles, time, signals. etc.)


You may begin the meeting with a short intro prayer (no more than 30 sec).

  1. Corporate Worship Song:
    The Prayer Leader may give an exhortation to the room on the front end, but is not to speak or sing during corporate worship songs.
  2. Spontaneous Singing (devotional):
    The Prayer Leader may pray or declare God’s goodness, etc. over the sound of the spontaneous singing when it has become established.
  3. Spontaneous Choruses:
    When the Worship Team begins to sing a chorus, the Prayer Leader may say, “everyone together” to engage the room.


When spontaneous singing ends and the music comes down that is the Prayer Leader’s signal to begin the time of intercession by announcing the following:

1st Topic

  1. First, the Prayer Leader is to declare the “Intercessory Theme” for the meeting.
  2. Announce the first “Topic” to direct the focus for intercession.
  3. Next, share in your own words one “Prayer Value” that relates to the Theme.
  4. After that, invite everyone to come pray on the designated mic for the related Topic.
  5. Then, open up with a related prayer from the Word. (Apostolic Prayer)

2nd Topic

  1. Announce the second “Topic” to direct the focus for intercession.
  2. Next, share in your own words one “Prayer Tip” that is relevant to the meeting.
  3. After that, invite everyone to come pray on the designated mic for the related Topic.
  4. Then, open up with a related prayer from the Word. (Apostolic Prayer)

3rd Topic

  1. Announce the third “Topic” to direct the focus for intercession.
  2. After that, open up with a related prayer from the Word. (Apostolic Prayer)

Prayer Direction

The Prayer Leader establishes the prayer direction by reading a biblical prayer, then praying the main burden of the prayer in order to bring everyone into the heart of the topic. Pray for up to 5 minutes without singers if you want.

Antiphonal Praying with the Singers.

If you want to use the singers then pray for 1-2 minutes before exercising the option (by pausing) to give room for the prophetic singers to develop the isolated phrase by antiphonal singing. The prayer leader isolates a phrase by clearly designating (echoes) one key phrase from the “biblical prayer” that the prophetic singers may develop by singing around it. If the prayer leader wants to involve the singers then he/she simPrayer Leadery pauses to let them sing and then continues to offer short prayers that flow in an antiphonal way with the singers. Once the singing ends with a chorus, the prayer leader may continue to pray 30 to 60 seconds and then end the prayer while the singers develop the second half of the prayer.

Note: Read through and pray Biblical prayers (apostolic prayers of the N.T. and the O.T. prayers) or prophetic promises 9 out of the 10 times you pray on the microphone (90% of the time).

Communication with the APrayer Leader:

To let the APrayer Leader know that we are about to close the open mic for corporate prayer to begin to transition back into worship, raise your hand in a fist. Once the signal has been given the open mic is closed to the room until the next cycle.

Optional Prayer Tools:

RAPID FIRE, the prayer leader announces the topic and invites peoPrayer Leadere to line up at the open mic for 10-15 sec short prayers. APrayer Leader directs flow of intercessors and first response will develop choruses based on the prayer topic.”ALL TOGETHER PRAYER”, announce the topic and invite the room to lift their voices and cry out loud together.



  1. Once the first cycle of intercession ends, the Prayer Leader will announce one of the 6 Personal Ministry items to be prayer over those in the room. Use discernment and pick one that is appropriate for the meeting.
  2. Once the Prayer Leader has given instruction for the ministry, they have the option to go minister or they can pray on the mic and even isolate phrases for the singers during ministry time. The automatic isolated phrases are “Lord Release Your POWER (ministry impartation), HEALING (deliverance) or MERCY (in our weakness). The Prophetic Singers will then sing prophetic prayers that are appropriate to the ministry call.
  3. Prayer Leader must recruit ministry team members from the room before ministry time beings if there are many in the room
  4. The APrayer Leader will help direct the Ministry Time.
  5. Conversations should be kept to a minimum when interviewing someone in the room who is going to receive ministry.


Pick and announce one of the TPR Prayer Needs, invite everyone in the room to come pray on the microphone for the specific TPR need. First Response will finish Rapid Fire Prayer for TPR with a corresponding chorus.

VI. UNIVERSAL SIGNALS for Prayer Leader’s and APrayer Leader’s in the meeting

To close the open mic and begin a transition back into worship – Raise a single fist. To communicate a time of Rapid Fire – Imitate pistols with your hands. Looking at one another and nodding can be very effective. I encourage each team to develop signals to aid communication where ever they are needed.

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