Greater Lafayette Prayer Watch

What is the GLPW?

It is about networking Christians throughout the Greater Lafayette area to intercede for the spiritual welfare of our churches and community.

It is designed to be a rallying point for fervent prayer, an encouragement to those committed to persevere in prayer, and a source of relevant information for those who desire to pray strategically and effectively.

It is motivated by a desire to see the manifest presence of God fill our churches and city and for the Kingdom of Christ to become the focus of attention in our community.

It is accountable to, and given guidance by local pastors and ministry leaders who have a unique understanding of the spiritual needs and issues of our community that the church needs to address.

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word... --- Colossians 4:2-3

The History

The history of the church illustrates the truth of an old saying, "When God intends great mercy for His people, He first sets them to praying". This being true, then surely God is preparing our community for a great spiritual blessing! For years now God has been moving in the hearts of many believers, from different denominations, to unite them in a prayer for revival in our churches and spirituual awakening throughout our area. This God-given heart for prayer has founs expression through the City and Campus Concerts of Prayer, National Day of Prayer observances, locally organized prayer walks, Pastors' Prayer Breakfasts and Prayer Retreats, along with numerous other local church prayer initiatives. The Greater Lafayette Prayer Watch is yet another means to unite the church in this God-given initiative to pray.

And it is not only happening here! Today, in places throughout our nation and the world, wherever the Holy Spirit is moving believers to unite in fervent, concerted prayer, increasing numbers of people are turning to Christ, and whole communities are experiencing the transforming power of the Kingdom of God.

Our city and campus can be one of them. Our hope for revival is in God. Our expectation for revival is helped by hearing what He is doing in other communities. Our anticipation of a revival comes from how He is already working in our city. Our experience of revival will ultimately come by the gracious and sovereign hand of God. But through our obedience to Him now, we are helping prepare the way for the outpouring of His Spirit. It's true, "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." (Revelation 2:29)

GLPW Events

Greater Lafayette Prayer Meeting

This monthly prayer meeting is held at 7:00 p.m. at a different T.E.A.M.M. church each month. The focus of this prayer meeting is to be interceding for our T.E.A.M.M. pastors and ministry leaders and other important areas of community life involving Lafayette, West Lafayette and the campus of Purdue University.

Monthly GLPW Coordinators Meeting

Each month the GLPW Coordinators meet for prayer and planning purposes. This meeting is for Coordinators only, and is usually held the fourth Thursday of each month at 4:30 Covenant Presbyterian Church.

GLPW Prayer Walks

On a regular basis, the GLPW sponsors a prayer walk in the Greater Lafayette area. Everyone is welcome whether members of GLPW or not. Check the calendar for the next one!

GLPW Leaders

Mary Pachmayr – Member of Evangelical Covenant Church

I am a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Lafayette. I have seen the power of prayer during my entire life time. My parents survived many hard times as a result of their faithful prayers and as I observed this during my formative years I too began to pray. During the past several years I have also seen so many good, positive things happen in this community as a result of the many prayers of GLPW members. I consider it an honor and a privilege to be a part of this group.

Walter Isenburg, Brother at Upper Room.

My draw: that all of the brothers and sisters in Lafayette and West Lafayette would be so sensitive to the motion of the Holy Spirit that the slightest whisper sends them ALL to take the needed actions, and that as the “eyes of the Lord move back and forth across the earth to show Himself strong”. Lafayette is a light to catch His eye.

Jon Smith – Member of First Assembly of God; retired Purdue University staff member.

What’s going to be accomplished in this community (e.g., revival, breaking of satanic strongholds, manifestations of God, unity within and among the churches, etc.) is going to be accomplished as a result of fervent, on-going, faith-filled prayer.  I purpose to be among those who will persevere in prayer until it happens.

Brian Henderson – Retired from Eli Lilly and company in 2007 after 34 years.

I am currently the Lay Leader at Battle Ground United Methodist Church. What has drawn me to be involved as a GLPW coordinator is the influence of many godly men who have at least one thing in common – a consistent, constant, thoughtful, and fervent prayer walk. It is a highlight of my week to meet in intercessory prayer with fellow believers on behalf of the body known as the Battle ground United Methodist Church, churches in the area, the cities of Lafayette, West Lafayette, our county, state, the nation and the world.

Lisa Unkel – Member of the Dayton United Methodist Church.

I am a married mother of four. I work for a family business and help with various ministries in my church. Why GLPW? I desire to intercede for the needs of the body of Christ, and that all are of one heart, one mind and seeking the Lord with all our hearts. God often stirs me at prayer gatherings for the children, families and young adults, because of His blessings in my life and because of the testimony that He has given me through His redeeming love and grace of my past and present.

Judi Buchman – Member of Maple Ridge Community Church.

My heart’s desire is to see God bring revival to Lafayette and West Lafayette and the Purdue campus which will bring hundreds to Christ and change our community to bring honor and glory to His name. That will only come about as the body of Christ prays together to that end.

Lisa Scarlett – Member of the First Assembly of God.

I have a desire to see Jesus lifted high, that all would be drawn to Him, that they would come to know and serve Him, that lives would be changed and cycles of sin be broken. Prayer is the pathway to seeing this accomplished. There is much power as we gather from several denominations, in unity, as one body, to stand in the gap for our cities, state and nation.

Joan Kuipers - Member of Covenant Church.

Since my rebirth into a life with Jesus over forty years ago, I have grown in my understanding and love for the gift of prayer. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, I have seen victory in my life, my family and my church in answer to prayers. I am praying that those who profess Christ as their Savior would give more and more of their life to passionate prayer. There is so much the LORD wants to accomplish in this unique community. It is a joy to join Christians from other local churches to pray for our community. God has brought the world to our door. We must answer His knocking on the doors of our hearts and be used to bring these people into His kingdom. This will only be accomplished by passionate and fervent prayer.

Our Prayer Focus


Praising God in prayer. Expressing our confidence in Him. He inhabits the praises of His people!


In His Church on campus and in the community, resulting in a spiritual awakening.


Those without Christ.


In the life of our community, as lives transformed by Christ serve as “salt and light” in their spheres of influence. This involves praying for government leaders, for those in authority (I Timothy 2:2), and for national and international events that have spiritual significance for our community.

Join the GLPW

Anyone who desires to pray to God on behalf of our city and campus can join the Greater Lafayette Prayer Watch.

We expect that anyone involved in this prayer network is also active in the life and ministry of a local church and or campus fellowship, and has the support of a pastor, elder or campus ministry staff worker for involvement in this city and campus-wide prayer ministry.

Simply contact us to let us know you would like to sign up for the Greater Lafayette Prayer Watch. Give us your name, mailing address, the name of your church, campus fellowship and pastor, elder or campus ministry staff worker. You will then receive regular updates on prayer events, prayer requests, answers to prayer, and other information relevant to praying for our community and campus.


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  • Address: 3504 Morehouse Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906