As believers we know that prayer changes things. Challenge your congregation this weekend to be a part of these prayer initiatives:

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Encourage your congregation to join the prayer team. The prayer team has committed to faithfully pray for the festival and to pray for East Texas beyond the festival. Your congregation can join by texting iPray to 313131 or via our Facebook post on September 1st!

Attend CityFest Prayer Training on September 9th at Tyler Metro Church or September 10th at Grace Community Church-OJ. Come learn how you can pray for others more confidently. Fred and Esther Leonard will instruct you through the SHAPE program that aids you in learning how to read scripture and mediating/listening to the Holy Spirit. Fred and Esther will coach you in a practical session where you will apply the concepts immediately. 

The hope of this training is that you will walk away feeling challenged and equipped to incorporate intercessory prayer in your daily life. Also during the prayer training, we will train you on how to become a festival friend and a prayer tent worker at CityFest East Texas.

Unite. 40 Days of Prayer started on August 26! Hundreds (or even thousands) of people in East Texas are beginning 40 days of prayer and fasting. Print prayer journals for your members or encourage them to download a copy.

Attend the last region-wide prayer happening. Everybody's invited! Please come and encourage your church to join in this powerful night of unified prayer. On September 26th, at 6:30pm on The Square, downtown Tyler. East Texans will meet to prayer walk the festival site.


  • Prayer Training September 9 | Tyler Metro Church

  • Prayer Training September 10 | Grace Community Church – OJ Campus

  • Community-wide Prayer Gathering September 26 | The Square, downtown Tyler

REMIND your church members to pray for their five unsaved friends.