A phase of the prayer cycle I follow is referred to as the "Readiness of the Church" for her groom, Christ. I've never really understood how to pray for said "readiness." Today I asked myself what a bride does to prepare for marriage.
She grows up.
Pray for members of the body to reach a spiritual maturity and to recognize God's calling for individual lives, so that we may grow into a mature body prepared to lead the thousands of lost in our communities.