What is the By Name Initiative?


The By Name Initiative seeks to mobilize followers of Jesus for focused intercessory prayer on behalf of those who do not know Him.
It is a commitment to pray every day for at least one person by name asking for God’s saving and renewing grace to break into their life.

No one is beyond the reach of God’s grace. No one in the early church would have imagined that God’s grace would reach Saul of Tarsus, but God’s grace interrupted his life and rewrote his story. The one who had once tried to destroy the faith, began to proclaim it. The one who was the greatest opponent of Christianity became its greatest missionary. Imagine if large numbers of people in your church, armed with that conviction, made a commitment to pray everyday for four weeks for at least one person by name, pleading for their salvation.



Pray that God would lovingly break into people's lives with saving and renewing grace.

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Connect with people in friendship and care.



Share the story of God's saving grace in your life.

To make intercession for men is the most powerful and practical way in which we can express our love for them.
— John Calvin