Glory Prayer Groups
Glory Vision Statement:
Glory Prayer Groups are a strategy that God gave to Carol to bring many sons and daughters to Glory. “For it was an act worthy [of God] and fitting [to the divine nature] that He, for Whose sake and by Whom all things have their existence, in bringing many sons into glory, should make the Pioneer of their salvation perfect [should bring to maturity the human experience necessary to be perfectly equipped for His office as High Priest] through suffering.” Hebrews 2:10
It is the desire of Carol’s heart to see people live their true identity and destiny in God and experience, in their own lives, His manifested goodness.
The soil of the Priesthood is Sonship. Revelation of Sonship is vital because only sons can reveal a father. It is God’s original intent that we have an intimate relationship with a loving Father, and out of the intimacy of that relationship, make Him known in the sphere of influence that He gives us in the earth. Prayer is foundational because it is one of the ways that the Father communicates His heart to us. In the conversation of prayer, we begin to hear the Father’s voice speak to our heart through several means including  the Word of God  Holy Spirit  listening  obedience  journaling  people and  life experiences.
Hebrews 5:5; John 1:18; John 10:27; Matthew 11:27; Jeremiah 15:16; Nehemiah 8:8-9; John 15:3
How It Works:
Carol’s vision for Destiny Way Ministries is to Reach, Teach and Keep Families for Jesus Christ. Glory Groups are for men, women, children and families.
There are seven members or seven family units in each Glory Group. Each member or family unit prays for a different member/family each of the six days of the week, then prays for himself/herself/themselves on Sunday. This format enables each member/family unit to receive prayer every day of the week.
At the outset each Glory Group member submits his/her/their personal prayer requests. These prayer points are limited to the context of the immediate family. In other words, the commitment is to the individual member and immediate family, and not to extended family members and friends. These boundaries maintain the focus of the assignment on the individual and his/her family. These prayer requests are printed on cards and distributed to each Glory Group member at the initial organizational meeting. One member of the Glory Group may take responsibility for this administrative detail. Additionally, prayer points maybe updated as often as necessary with each individual member taking responsibility to apprise the others in the group of the updated request[s], most often communicated through email or text. Members are encouraged to be as candid and specific in his/her requests as possible with greater transparency facilitating more specific prayer points. Confidentiality must be respected with none of the requests being shared outside the group.
How to Get Started:
1. Ask the Holy Spirit to assist you in selecting six people [or families], in addition to you [your family] who are interested and willing to commit to the Glory Group for the duration of one year. If your group prefers, the time commitment may be reduced to six months.
2. If you are not administratively gifted, you may want to select another person in your group to serve as the Glory Group Administrator. There are some very practical things that need to be done to launch the group. For example, the initial prayer requests that are submitted by each member of the Group Group need to be typed up on prayer cards and assemble. Our Glory team is willing to assist you by walking you through each step.
3. Additionally, you may find it beneficial to have quarterly or bi-annual face to face meetings.
It has been my privilege and a tremendous blessing to have been invited to be a part of this GLORY group this past year. You cannot place a price on the value of the gift of having six sisters in Christ, who know, love and believe the Word of Truth, on call 24/7, ready to wield the Sword of the Spirit with confidence in their God given authority and in the One Whose power backs up that delegated authority. During the course of this past year I have made withdrawals from these prayer resources afforded by each of these precious, powerful women. For their committment, dedication, faithfulness and love I am so very grateful. I ask our gracious Father to return to and continually replenish and bless each one, in manifold proportions, as each has so graciously poured out to me and the others.
On my bookshelf is a book entitled, A Speaker's Quotation, which I purchased many years ago. It has been more than ten years since I have opened it but as I write this 'testimony of my experience," that book came to mind and I share a few quotations on PRAYER that spoke to me then and now:
"The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from the prayerless studies, prayerless work, prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but TREMBLES when we pray."
"Prayer is a powerful thing; God has bound and tied it to Himself."
"When we depend on man, we get what man can do; when we depend on
prayer, we get what God can do."
"If you are a stranger to prayer, you are a stranger to power."
"Nothing lies beyond the reach of prayer except that which lies beyond
the will of God."
Throughout this past year with this GLORY group, I have been the beneficiary of the prayers of those who know and realize its power and whose confidence lies with Him Who is ALL - MIGHTY! My testimony from this experience is best summed up in James 5:16b: The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power].
I shall miss the contact with those of you with whom I will not have contact regularly because of physical distance. However, I hope that each one will continue to text me for prayer as situations arise because while formally I will not be part of this GLORY group, it remains my desire to uphold these who have become like faithful family and for whom I desire God's best in each of their lives.
GLORY to GOD for providing the means of access to Himself through His beloved Son and for empowering and equipping us to make a difference through prayer and effect change in our lives and in the lives of others through this dynamite tool of prayer!