Scriptures and Guidelines for Prayerwalking

GUIDELINES FOR PRAYER WALKING

  1. Prepare your heart. Consider fasting before your walk.
  2. Ask God to guide, direct, lead and impress you with His agenda for the people.
  3. Pray scriptures for effectiveness.
  4. Expect God to help you see the true spiritual needs and battles that need to be won for people who need a breakthrough.
  5. Walk and pray inconspicuously either individually or in pairs. Take the approach of, “Not to be seen, but to see.”
  6. Be sensitive to the thoughts and ideas God may be speaking to your heart and then record them.
  7. Invite the presence of God to be made known wherever you walk.
  8. Pray positive things over the area. Don’t stay focused on the negative.

PRAYER WALKING SCRIPTURES

  • FOR THE CHURCH TO MOVE IN POWER
    15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover” (Mark 16:15-18, ESV).
  • FOR THE PEACE OF THE CITY:
    “But seek the welfare [wholeness, prosperity, peace] of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your
    welfare” (Jeremiah 29:7, ESV).
  • FOR HEARTS TO BE OPENED:
    “One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul” (Acts 16:14, ESV).
  • FOR DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY TO OPEN:
    “At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison – that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak” (Colossians 4:3-4, ESV).
  • FOR THOSE IN AUTHORITY:
    “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:1-4, ESV).
  • FOR GOD’S FAVOUR TO BE RELEASED:
    “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favour, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion– to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified. They shall build up the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations” (Isaiah 61:1-4, ESV).
  • FOR TURNED HEARTS:
    “…and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared” (Luke 1:17, ESV).
  • FOR REMOVAL OF OBSTACLES:
    “And it shall be said, “Build up, build up, prepare the way, remove every obstruction from my people’s way” (Isaiah 57:14, ESV).
  • FOR PROSPERITY:
    “When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness. By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is overthrown ” Proverbs 11:10-11, ESV).
  • FOR SALVATION:
    “…I will appear to you, delivering you from your people and from the Gentiles – to whom I am sending you to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me” (Jesus’ words to Paul in Acts 26:16b-18, ESV).
  • FOR THE HEALING OF THE LAND:
    “…if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14, ESV).
  • KINGDOM ADVANCEMENT:
    “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it” (Matthew 11:12, NIV).
  • FOR THE LIFE OF THE KINGDOM TO COME:
    1 “The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; 2 it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the LORD, the majesty of our God.
    3 Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. 4 Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.”
    5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; 6 then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; 7 the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; in the haunt of jackals, where they lie down, the grass shall become reeds and rushes.
    8 And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it. It shall belong to those who walk on the way; even if they are fools, they shall not go astray. 9 No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not be found there, but the redeemed shall walk there. 10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away” (Isaiah 35: 1,3,4,8, ESV).
  • FOR GOOD FRUIT:
    14 “The sower sows the word. 15 And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown: when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word that is sown in them. 16 And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: the ones who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy. 17 And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away. 18 And others are the ones sown among thorns. They are those who hear the word, 19 but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 20 But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold” (Mark 4:14-20, ESV).
  • THE DEFEAT OF SATAN:
    9 “And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world– he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. 12 Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short” (Revelation 12:9-12, ESV).
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Prayer Walking in Your Church

Go to each of the following places and pray for those who frequent the area. Pray blessings on the ministry and on the person involved in the ministry.

Places:

  • Sound booth – PA system, video, overhead, online service
  • Platform – instruments, musicians, praise singers, pulpit, area where leaders sit, baptismal, pastor, guest speakers, service leaders
  • Sanctuary
    Altar – where people commit their life to God and come for prayer
    Pews – pray for the saints who sit on the pews and for God to fill the empty seats with new people
  • Fellowship Hall – children’s church, children’s pastor or leader
  • Sunday School Rooms – teachers, Sunday school superintendent, students
  • Preschool and School Rooms – students, school principal, teachers, parents
  • Youth Room – youth, youth pastor, youth staff
  • Hosting Room – new converts class, meetings that take place
  • Gym/recreational area – families of your church, youth functions, outreach tool, senior saints
  • Offices – church staff, church finances, nursery, bookstore, hosting ministry
  • Board room – that church board/leaders will make wise decisions
  • Church entries – that all who enter will be receptive to God’s Word and its power in their lives.
  • EC office – that every ministry and leader of the church be blessed and effective.
  • Front doors – for all visitors to feel welcome, loved, at home and the Hosting Ministry
  • Nursery – that the children will be taught and walk in the way of the Lord all their lives
  • Bookstore – that the Word of God will be planted permanently in the hearts of all who hear His Word
  • Ushers – that God will reward their efforts and commitment to the ministry and that they will be effective in helping people
  • Outreach Room – the daughter works (Warrenton and Harvester), Nursing Home Ministry, etc.
  • Deaf Ministry – That the ministry will become an outreach to the community and that God’s Word will be communicated effectively

Goal:
To go on a prayer walk without leaving the church.
To pray through the entire church praying for each specific ministry.

Instruction:
Talk about the many ministries of your local church. Make a prayer list with the different ministries listed. Divide your group into small groups of three of four and send them throughout the church praying for the different ministries.
Give them a list and include some prayer points for them to pray.

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Prayer Walking on the Platform

Prayer Walking on the Platform

Go to each of the following places and pray for those who frequent the area.  Pray blessings on the ministry and on the person involved in the ministry.

The Platform:

  • Instruments
    • Pray for the musicians (call as many by name as you can)
  • Praise Singers Mics
    • (Call as many by name as you can)
  • Keyboard
    • Pray for your keyboard player and music director
  • choir – both adult choir & youth choir
    • pray for adult choir and director
    • pray for the youth choir and director
  • pulpit
    • the preached word to go forth
  • area where leaders sit
    • blessings upon YOUR CHURCH’S leaders
    • pray for those leading a ministry
  • Pastor’s Chair
    • Pray for your pastor and their family.
    • Pray for your assistant pastor and their family.
  • guest speakers
    • evangelists
    • missionaries – any missionaries who may visit throughout the year
  • service leaders
    • Pray for service leaders
    • Pray for sensitivity to the leading of the service
  • Baptismal
    • Praise God for those that have been baptized so far this year
    • Pray for souls to fill the baptistery every service
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Biblical Background on Prayer Walking

Biblical Background on Prayer Walking

The Bible offers many models of effective ways to pray. Although prayer walking, as a term, is never mentioned in Scripture, Jesus prayerfully looked over the city of Jerusalem (Matt. 23:37-39). Also, the Apostle Paul’s “…spirit was being provoked within him as he was beholding the city [of Athens] full of idols” (Acts 17:16).

“Arise, walk about the land… for I will give it to you” (Genesis 13:17)

As we prayerfully look at our city, God will burden our hearts, provide discernment, and release strategies to bring the city of Jesus.

The Old Testament has many passages relating to walking an area for God’s glory. Three passages give us a spiritual picture connected with walking. The story of Joshua taking the city of Jerico (Josh. 6) is probably the most familiar Old Testament account of the powerful act of walking and praying. Walking around the city seven times before the walls fell flat is a model of extending God’s Kingdom through man’s humble availability and faith joined by God’s miraculous ability. Our prayers and obedience can be a means of releasing God’s power to cause the walls of unbelief, violence, strife and evil to come down.

God spoke to Abraham, “Arise, walk about the land through its length and breadth; for I will give it to you.” (Gen. 13:17). Speaking to Joshua, God said, “Every place on which the sole of your foot treads, I have given it to you…” (Josh. 1:3)

These passages obviously refer to God’s promise of the Holy Land to the Jewish nation. Nevertheless, the physical act of walking was a prophetic statement of declaring God’s sovereignty over the earth. Today, our only desire for prayer walking a city is to claim the area for God’s glory and to pray for the spiritual freedom of those living there.

It is important to catch the spirit of prayer walking rather than simply adopt the method of prayer walking. Scripture clearly instructs us to pray for our city:

“And seek the peace of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf; for in its peace you will have peace” (Jer. 29:7)

Although this verse does not indicate walking and praying through our city, there is probably not a better way to systematically cover a community with prayer than to literally walk and pray through its neighborhoods. May we, the Church of the Pikes Peak region, pray like never before for a spiritual awakening in our midst.

 

 

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