MOVE Pray

Thank you so much for committing to pray for a High School student attending MOVE! Your willingness to lift these students up to the Father is one of the most important things that could ever happen in their life. Seriously. 

On this page, you’ll find some specific ways to pray over the next few weeks as we anxiously anticipate all that Jesus will do in the hearts of students at MOVE.


GETTING STARTED

If you received a key tag from the youth minister at your Church, please make sure a student’s name is written on it. If you have not received one, please ask your youth minister for one. We want these to serve as a daily reminder to pray for a specific student from your Church. 

As you look at this keychain think on James 5 which tells us, “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” Imagine what can happen when a righteous person prays 1, 3, 6, or 10 times a day for a teenager who is learning about Jesus and hearing the call to enter a life of Kingdom Work.


WHAT TO PRAY BEFORE MOVE

MOVE’s theme this summer is BROADCAST. Jesus came to earth with a message. Through His conversations with His friends, sermons to the crowds, and miracles healing the hurting, He was broadcasting His good news. Jesus also proclaimed His message through stories—tales with hidden meanings and deeper application to life. His parables tell us so much about who He is and life in His Kingdom. When we hear Jesus’ stories, we are forever changed. Our lives are given purpose, meaning, and a mission. Changed lives become a broadcast about Him to the world. 

— We welcome you to prayerfully read the parables listed below, and join us in studying Jesus’ broadcast. Pray God gives your student “ears to hear” (Matthew 13:9) the truth of His salvation and His Kingdom.

— Also pray that in this time leading up to MOVE, that God would protect their hearts and minds. The evil one is here to steal, kill, and destroy. He would love to hinder each student’s experience with the worship, community, and truth that God has in store for them.


WHAT TO PRAY FOR DURING MOVE

Alright! They're on the bus headed to MOVE. Below are the daily themes and scriptures we'll be going through at MOVE together. Please be praying over each day’s message and that God’s Spirit does a deep work through each session. 

DAY 1

Today’s Theme: BROADCAST

Description: There is a BROADCAST this week that your student needs to hear. The person who is proclaiming this message is Jesus. In the parable of the Sower, the seeds fall on hard, rocky, and thorny soil. These seeds can’t flourish. However, when the seeds land on good soil, they can grow and reap a harvest. 

Today, we’ll start by examining our hearts—handing them over to God to help us remove anything that is making us hardened to what God is trying to tell us.

Night Session: The Parable of the Sower and the Seed (Matthew 13:1-23; Mark 4:1-20; Luke 8:5-15)

Pray…

Ask God to reveal to students and help heal the places in their hearts that are:

  • Hardened against Him
  • Filled with “rocky” concerns that keep us from trusting Him.
  • Filled with “thorny” desires that draw us from Him. 

Pray that God begins to soften hearts toward His truth and love. 

 

DAY 2

Today’s Theme: ROOT

Description: Jesus’ broadcast isn’t just news about His Kingdom, it is an invitation to join His Kingdom. If you have ears to hear the message, you’ll have eyes to see the reality of how his Kingdom is both precious and sturdy. An amazing thing about Jesus’ broadcast is that it isn’t just an announcement – it is an offer to take part and make His priceless Kingdom the very foundation of your life. Our hope today is that this news, this broadcast, this seed would take root today.

Morning Session: The Parables of the Treasure & Merchant (Matthew 13:44-46)

Evening Session: The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders (Matthew 7:24-27; Luke 6:47-49)

Pray… 

Ask the Father to reorient students’ hearts toward His Kingdom rather than the distractions of this world. 

This evening during worship students will be led through an experience designed to remove their hearts from any “shaky foundation.” Instead of relying on reputation, smarts, talents, or friends, they will be placing their trust on the solid rock of Christ. Please pray that they learn to surrender and trust Him. 

 

DAY 3

Today’s Theme: SPROUT

Description: When Jesus broadcasts his message, and we listen and actually apply it - we bet everything on it. Jesus’ broadcast is for everyone…for those who don’t even think they need it, and for those who believe they’re too far gone, too lost for Him to come and find them. As His message penetrates our hearts and establishes its roots…true life begins to sprout. This is an intentional “Gospel Day” at MOVE. (Although our hope is that the gospel is proclaimed each day!) We want to explicitly lay out the gospel during this day and give participants an opportunity to respond.

Morning Session: The Parables of the Lost Sheep and Lost Coin (Luke 15:1-10)

Evening Session: The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32)

Pray… 

Pray that any student who is lost in any way can experience the grace and love of God the Father. 

In tonight’s session, we will provide a time for decisions. If any student feels that they have wandered off and are alone, we want to provide space for them to return to The Father. Pray that God’s Spirit works in their hearts.

Please pray for the youth ministers and adult leaders who will be having conversations with students about salvation, returning to God, repenting of sins, and any other divine conversations God orchestrates. 

 

DAY 4: GROW

Description: Hearing and listening to Jesus’ broadcast means one big thing: Jesus calls the shots. He tells us how to live, how to treat each other, and what our priorities must be. To those who do not follow Jesus – His Kingdom looks upside down. So much of Jesus’ Kingdom is about generosity and relationships. He has been and continues to be generous toward us, and calls us to be generous toward others. If we as His followers are going to grow – individually and corporately – then we need to keep listening to Jesus’ Broadcast.

Morning Session: The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16)

Evening Session: The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant (Matthew 18:23-35)

Pray… 

Pray for students to begin looking outward.

Pray that the Spirit works in their hearts about the people in their lives and that He shows them what it means to love like Jesus. 

In tonight’s session, there will be a worship experience where students will acknowledge any hurt they’ve experienced and take steps toward forgiving those who have hurt them. We can trust Jesus with our hurts, and we can hand over our anger and resentment to Him. Only then can we begin to heal. Pray that students can experience His love and that wounds can begin to heal. 

 

DAY 5: BLOOM

Description: One of the best things about Jesus’ Broadcast is that we ARE a part of it! Our lives become amplifiers of Jesus’ broadcast to the world, inviting others to hear/listen and join. Jesus isn’t content with us being spectators. He invites us to join in. As He broadcasts the seed, the roots of His Kingdom are established in our hearts. Those roots sprout as we grasp the gospel and grow in community with others and hopefully bloom into the lives of Kingdom Work God has for us.

Morning Session: The Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30)

Evening Session: The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37)

Pray… 

Pray for students to understand their role in the Kingdom of God. 

Pray for them to hear God’s call to use their gifts, talents, and resources to do His Kingdom Work. 

In tonight’s session, we will be providing “Kingdom Worker Cards” which is a tradition at MOVE. These cards contain specific challenges for the students to carry out back home. These challenges are ways for them to carry out Kingdom Work in their individual contexts. Pray that they receive the challenge that God wants them to receive, and that God carries them through the task. 


WHAT TO PRAY FOR AFTER MOVE

This is the most important time to continue in prayer for students. Getting away from distractions and having their days structured around listening for God is a great environment to hear from Him, but that is not always the case at home. Some students will be going back to rough situations, temptations, and indifference. God wants these students to continue in His story. Find the student that you have been praying for and ask them to share about their experience at MOVE. Tell them that you have been praying for them and will pray for them for the next few months. 

Pray that…

  • They would know the depth of love that Jesus has for them – no matter what they have done, are doing, or will do. 
  • They would seek Jesus daily, trusting that He holds all they need for the day.
  • They would have a sense of urgency in inviting their friends to join them in God’s story. 
  • They would have active people in their life encouraging and challenging them to continue in the Kingdom work laid before them. 
  • God would protect their hearts from the lies of the evil one.
  • God would use them to change the world and advance His Kingdom on the. 

Thank you for joining us in this vital work. It is of infinite worth, and we could not do what we do without you. Students are changing the world, and your prayers are empowering them to do so.