Prayer Guidelines



1. All books of Scripture, Genesis to Revelation.

2. The U.S. Founding Documents.

a. The Declaration of Independence shall be included as the Platform upon which the others rest
b. The U.S. Constitution
c. The Bill of Rights and further Amendments

3. The Michigan Constitution.

4. The Republican Party Platform;

a. of the United States
b. of Michigan
c. of Kent County, Michigan


1. All prayers shall be founded on the promises of God’s word, as it is written:

And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. (1 John 5:14-15)

…and shall be founded on the commandments of God’s word, as it is written:

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. (Matt.22:37-40)

2. The prayer coordinator shall lead prayer on behalf of the Kent County GOP Executive Committee, for the County Executive Committee itself, for County Commissioners, City Councils, the Michigan GOP Chair, Churches, Schools, School Boards, Courts, Judges, Law Enforcement Agencies, Hospitals, Health Departments.

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

Prayers will be made for the following: Michigan GOP Chair, and all of its leadership. The Kent County Executive Committee. All County Commissioners, Churches, Schools, School Board Members, Courts, Judges, Law Enforcement Agencies, Hospitals, Health Departments, and all City Councils.

3. Long term prayer goals will be established for unity in the Party and its leadership; filling party vacancies, secure elections; productive meetings, budgets & fundraising, voter participation, etc.

4. Day-to-day prayer requests will be maintained for personal prayer requests such as healing, marriages, and jobs, as well as any situation provided for in Scripture.

All the promises of God are, in Christ, yes and Amen. (2 Cor. 1:20)

5. Prayer goals & requests will be received from the GOP Executive Committee and its associates.


1. Daily prayer is encouraged. Locations, dates, & times of special prayer meetings shall be announced.

2. Generally, we gather on 3rd Mondays, 1 week prior to the 4th Monday Executive Committee meeting.

“Prayer is the greatest untapped resource in the universe.” Evangelist Lester Sumrall


1. Prepare a simple list of prayer points for the session (leader).

2. Make the list available to participants, but don’t be limited by it; be free to add items.

3. Respect the beginning time and the ending time for the meeting.

4. Let each person who prays address one situation in turn, not a group of items. This avoids rambling, endless prayers, which may frustrate other attendees.

5. Let prayers be specific rather than general. If prayers are general, no one will know whether they were answered.

6. As may be comfortable, include the use of specific Scripture verses in prayer, according to John 15:7. Effective prayers are generally an expression of what God has already said he will do, in his word.

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you,
ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

7. In some fashion, record the answers to prayer for reporting to the Executive Committee, and also for encouraging more prayer.