Praying the Prayer Vigil

Begin by asking God to clear your mind of all outside distractions. Place all of your thoughts and your spirit with the people and the event that you have come to Him to bless.

Be silent a few seconds and begin to feel His presence with you. Pray as if you are talking to your best friend…you are! Ask Him to bless with His spirit the building, the grounds and all things used to bring those present to an awareness of Him.

Pray for the Lay Director, if not by name by duty. He/She must walk in His Spirit for anything that they may be called upon to solve.

Pray for the Assistant Lay Directors in much the same way.

Pray for the Spiritual and Assistant Spiritual Directors that he/she may truly be an instrument of His spirit.

Pray for the Board Representative that he/she may have the courage to keep the purity of the event and let personalities keep them from doing what they promised God they will do.

Pray for the speakers. Pray that they remember whom they represent, lay down self, and glorify God.

Pray for:


Prevenient Grace

Priesthood of All Believers

Justifying Grace 

Life in Piety 

Growth Through Study

Means of Grace

Christian Action

Obstacles of Grace


Changing Our World

Sanctifying Grace 

Body of Christ 


Fourth Day  

Pray for the musicians, that their music may bring God’s message and soothe the troubled souls.

Pray for the pilgrims:
The ones who cannot leave their thoughts behind,
The ones uneasy in the setting,
The ones who cannot sleep,
The ones forced to come,
The ones looking for magic not miracles,
The ones who are open and receiving,
For all the conditions known to God.

Pray for the cooks and the ministers in unrecognized ways.

Pray for the fun and fellowship that will warm hearts and keep focused on God.

Pray for the team assistants that they do not tire. Pray for their renewed strength.

Pray for the agape gifts, for the hands that made them, and the blessing they bring.

Pray for special times such as Dying Moments, Candlelight, Agape Letter time, and Closing.

And lastly, give it all to our Lord and Friend, who sees and knows, asking for His blessing and presence with everyone connected – not only those mentioned, but families, and the change for the church and community.

End by praising and thanking God for the opportunity He has given you to talk to Him on behalf of His children.


Adopted from Praying the Prayer Vigil
by John McKinney (Walk #2)