Thanks for visiting the Durham Ministers In Prayer webpage. DMIP is made up of ministers from many Christian churches, denominations, ministries, and individuals that share a common vision for our city, Durham, NC. The primary purpose of DMIP is to provide an opportunity for Christian ministers to meet on a regular basis to pray for the City of Durham. We love Durham and our desire is to see our city transformed by the power of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. You are welcome to join us at one of the prayer meetings or contact us for more information.

Latest News and Updates

Love & Prayers Overcome Racist Graffiti

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016


Several Durham pastors initiated and participated in this demonstration to the Durham community and to our nation that the Church in Durham stands as one in the love of Jesus against hatred.  See the video  and read more here.


Fresh Start Outreach

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016


Emergency Chaplains is partnering with the Durham Police Department in an outreach project to the homeless.  The Fresh Start Outreach empowers officers to identify and help individuals that need medical or mental health services.  They will also distribute Personal Care Pouches.  DMIP is partnering by asking churches to donate the following items:

  • Socks, Gloves, and Stocking Caps
  • Chapstick/Lip Balm
  • Sugar Free Cough Drops, Mints, or Gum
  • Hand Lotion and Hand Sanitizer (trial size)
  • Granola or Cereal Bars
  • Toothpaste and Toothbrushes

These items may be collected up to December 12 and delivered to Emergency Chaplains, 3218 N. Roxboro Rd. in Durham.  Or call 919-399-9468 to schedule a pick up.  The goal is to provide two kits for every patrol officer in Durham.

Please pray for this effort and help if you are able.  On behalf of DMIP, thank you for your support of Emergency Chaplains and the DPD officers that serve our city.


Prayer Around The Nation

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Durham is not the only place where God is raising up more prayer from His people.  Prayer is going up all across the nation.  Read this report to see what God did recently in Cleveland.  For more information about similar gatherings around the country visit The Response: USA.

Prayer Walk 7-19-2016

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Today’s prayer walk was unusually poignant as we gathered at the site of the murder of a fellow minister, Pastor Jamie Daniels.  View the video report.  Please join us in praying for the end of violence in Durham.

Jamie Daniels


National Day of Prayer

Sunday, May 1st, 2016










The 2016 observance of the National Day of Prayer was held Thursday, May 5, 12:00 noon to 12:50 PM downtown at The Durham Convention Center.  Originally scheduled to be outdoors on the plaza the crowd moved inside when it began to rain, filling one of the convention center meeting rooms and overflowing out into the hallway.  Segments of prayer were initiated by ministers and community members with everyone gathering in small groups to pray together.  The presence of God was powerful.

DMIP will host this event again the first Thursday in May in 2017.  Please put it on your calendar now and plan to participate!



More United Prayer

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Prayer Walk january 2016A group of over a hundred people gathered and prayed through downtown Durham.  DMIP representatives participated along with people from many churches and organizations.  We want to thank our friends at One Love Ministries for organizing this prayer walk.  May God bless Durham.

New Year’s Eve Community Prayer & Praise

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015


Themed “If My People,” this celebration got 2016 started off right! With hundreds of people from more than 35 congregations coming together from different denominations and cultures, we were blessed to stand as a united community under the common cause of seeing Durham transformed by the power of Jesus Christ.  You can visit us on Facebook to learn more.   We’d love to have you join us any Tuesday morning for prayer or at one of our future events.  For more information call 919-471-0220.

DMIP Joining Others In Prayer

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

One of DMIP’s goals is to help promote, endorse, and sponsor more corporate prayer gatherings in our city.  If your church or organization is involved in gathering people for prayer and you want to let more people know about it, we’ll be happy to help. Please contact us to get the word out.

Prayer Walk Video

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Steve Raj video

Is meeting to pray a waste of time for pastors?

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Prayer has not always had a central place in my life, even in my life as a pastor. In fact it was Durham Ministers in Prayer that finally led me to a personal showdown over my actual practice of prayer, as opposed to merely talking about how ‘prayer really matters blah blah blah.’ Through DMIP I was exposed to Jim Cymbala’s teaching on ‘The House of the Lord’. Since that day, I have been practicing prayer and learning to pray. It’s still a goal to be reached but I no longer see myself as one who talks about prayer while rarely praying.

Honestly, I believe I was not alone. I think more pastors talk about praying than pray. And I believe that many pastors demonstrate by their actions their real belief: common prayer is not going to change things, so I choose to do other things that are more meaningful or more significant.

Durham Ministers in Prayer meets at 922 Ninth St which happens to house the church family of which I am pastor–Dayspring Fellowship. I believe that Tuesday morning meeting is the most strategic kingdom of God use of our facility, even more strategic than our own worship service. Why? Because Jesus wants His church to be one; and there is no better way to be one than to stand before God together, not as Baptists or Charismatics or Methodists or Pentecostals or Presbyterians or whatever else–but simply as those who love and follow Jesus as our Savior and Lord.

“THEY WILL KNOW YOU ARE MY DISCIPLES BECAUSE OF YOUR LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER.” That love has to be visible and it has to have a shape. Because of DMIP, we have developed a deep love for brothers across racial, ethnic and denominational lines. No one can come to DMIP for more than a week or two before it becomes very clear: these people, some pastors, some lay leaders, some parachurch leaders–these people love one another. How good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity!!!!!

Without prayer, nothing happens. With prayer, anything can happen. If you really care about the Gospel, the city of Durham, and demonstrating unity in the body of Christ, you are already a member of DMIP. You just haven’t attended your first meeting yet.

See you there. Any Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. ~ Mac Bare