The NPN Mission
To mobilize Christians in neighborhoods to pray together for revival and spiritual awakening in their community, state and in our nation.
The NPN Scriptural Motivation
2 Chronicles 7:14 – “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
James 4:10 – “Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.”
Proverbs 11:11 – “By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.”
Purposes of the NPN Gatherings
1) Humble ourselves before God
2) Pray for revival and spiritual awakening in one’s community and state, and in our
3) Pray for God’s favor and blessings upon one’s community and state, and in our
4) As neighbors, encourage and lift one another up in prayer
5) Intercede for others (see “Praying For Others Guidelines” below)
6) Increase vision and power to influence others for Christ in one’s neighborhood
and spheres of influence
7) Pray for ministry doors to open in one’s neighborhood, such as:
- Developing relationships with neighbors
- Opportunities to pray with and for neighbors
- Opportunities to care for and encourage neighbors
- Hosting a Get To Know Your Neighbors block party to build community among neighbors
- In-home Bible studies with neighbors (involving believers and non-believers)
NPN Meeting Format
1) Leader casts the NPN Vision by going over the Mission and Purposes of NPN and
gives any necessary updates (5 minutes)
2) Break into prayer groups of 4-6 people (5 minutes)
3) Get to know each other time (as needed). (10 minutes)
Each person in a breakout prayer group takes 60 seconds to tell information
that helps others in the group know a little bit about him/her.
- How long you’ve lived in this city
- Where you live in the neighborhood
- Family description (married, single, kid’s names, etc.)
- Workplace, school info, etc.
4) Share Prayer Requests (10 minutes)
- See “Praying For Others Guidelines” below for more information on this.
5) Prayer Time for community, state and nation (30 minutes)
6) Prayer Group members can talk very quietly when they finish praying.
7) The NPN Leader should close things out with prayer when all groups seem to be
finished or near the designated ending time.
Praying For Others Guidelines
Who are we praying for?
To keep from being bogged down in too many requests that we all know of, limit prayer requests to:
1) Situations and people in or directly connected to your neighborhood
2) Community, state and national leaders (political or otherwise)
This is not a gossip forum! Prayer requests shared in NPN stay in NPN, unless explicitly stated otherwise by the person being prayed for. Confidentiality is of utmost importance!
In light of this, prayers and prayer requests should be shared as follows:
1) Only share someone’s specific name, other than yours or someone in your family, in regard to…
- Rejoicing over something good
- Family illness or death
- Job loss / job search
- Government officials or community leaders in need of prayer
2) Other prayer requests need to be kept private or shared only with a neighborhood prayer partner. Remember, gossip does not glorify God and confidentiality is VERY important!