This is an extremely simple framework for intercessions.

Draw three concentric circles, either on a large sheet of paper at the front, or on individual pieces of paper handed out.

Explain the four areas as follows. Be sure to pausing after each one to allow people to suggest prayer needs. If done with a large sheet at the front, people call them out, if on individual sheets, they write them down or draw them for themselves.


-The middle of the page, inside the smallest circle, is for our own needs.

-The next space (between the smallest circle and the medium one is for those who are close family and friends.

-The next space is for other people and situations which we know such as church, work, school community.

-The space outside the biggest circle is for the wider world. Situations in the news and so on which we want to pray for.