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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Guidelines for Using a Prayer Room

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Guidelines for using a prayer room.

It is important to realize that a functioning prayer room needs some guidelines and explaination in order for it to be used properly.  We have seen all kinds of people come into our prayer room and some have no idea how they work!!

Below is a sample copy of the guidelines that others are using.  They are not the last word and are here merely to give you a basic frame work for your own rooms.

Why is this room different?

There is freedom in this room to be yourself, to express yourself using all forms of creativity known to man. Prayer is about pressing into God, standing in the gap for those who cannot stand for themselves or just worshipping Him for beauty’s sake. The Lord desires our worship, our focus and our lives. This is the place for you to work those things out in your own life, in whatever way you feel comfortable to do so.

This is not just a nice room to pray but a Holy place so please respect it in that way. We would advise you also to take off your shoes. This is not compulsory rule…. just a good discipline! There is also a desk with books available for your personal use. They are to aid your prayer so please don’t use this room as a study room…….there are other places for that. Feel free to use the couch, sprawl out on the floor, use the cushions or just pace up and down! This is your time with the Lord so be yourself.

Remember also to book out times to pray on the sign up sheet in the hall, this room can be used for individual prayer or for corporate use.

Why are the walls covered in paper?

This is for you to record what God is saying, to write out encouraging and challenging scripture. To write Godly poetry, cool quotes and to create Holy Spirit inspired art work (there are paints and pens available). There is no limit to our expressions for the Lords sake, so feel free to find space and add your contribution. We find that these things inspire us when we are praying, they help to bring focus to prayer for we are a generation finding it hard to maintain focus…….when you feel yourself slipping – READ THE WALLS!

Why the altar?

This is a New Testament altar based on the scripture in Romans 12:1-2. ‘ Therefore I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.’

It is a place at the foot of the cross for you to lay down parts of your life that need to go or need to be submitted to Jesus. This can be painful, but obedience is a long term investment that will lead to life in its fullness

Why the cross?

This is a Celtic cross because it represents our Christian heritage as a nation. The different symbols represent different aspects of our faith while the knot work represents our journey into God the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. The cross is the centre of our lives, reminding us of what Jesus has done for us. Because of His sacrifice, death and resurrection we have freedom to enter into the presence of the Lord God Almighty, pure, without sin. Grace.

Everything we do is because of Jesus. It is all about Him. Romans 8:1-6, 2Corinthinans 5:17-21

Why the stereo?

Use this as a worshipping instrument. There are quite a few CD’s and tapes available for you to use here. This too brings focus to our prayer and helps us to worship the Lord because we love him. There are a number of ‘drum and bass’ pieces in the collection that we find helpful during intercession and spiritual warfare times. Please feel free to donate to the collection any music that you feel would benefit us all.

Why the cushions?

To kneel before the Lord. Should we not be a people that prays on our knees?

It also helps you to remember who you are.

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Everything Starts with Prayer

Everything Starts with Prayer

Everything in Church and the Christian life and ministry begins with prayer!

  • We prayed and asked forgiveness of sins when we started our walk with Christ
  • We prayed and received the Holy Spirit
  • When we worship we pray and call on our Heavenly Father for grace
  • We pray over our meals, pray for sick loved ones, and pray over our children at night when we tuck them into bed
  • We pray for unsaved friends and family members
  • And every morning is started by a time of prayer asking God for grace for the day to serve Him effectively

A disciple of Jesus Christ should have both a vision and theology for prayer as well as a life that models it.

The Praying Church

A true praying church has several ingredients, and these are the vital parts that make prayer effective and powerful in God’s house- which Jesus called the “House of Prayer”.

  1. Private prayer

“But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. Matt 6:6

Every dedicated follower of Jesus Christ practices a lifestyle of passionate prayer. They love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. They take up their cross and follow Jesus. And every day they find their secret place and commune with the Lord. They receive strength and grace and impartation from the Lord. They receive their daily directives and guidance from Him.

  1. Prayer of agreement

Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. Matt 18:19

Not only should we know how to pray personally and in private, but we should also know how to get in agreement with another believer. For married couples, this would be our spouse. For others it might be a small group, a friend, a roommate or a business associate. But if we want to see answers to prayers, we need to employ the power of agreement in prayer.

  1. Church prayer

So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth… And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. Acts 4:24, 31

Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church. Acts 12:5

The concept is simple. The church gathers together for prayer with every member lifting up a voice in agreement for issues that affect the entire church. Corporate prayer is mobilizing the entire church into spiritual agreement.

A Pastor or church leader will lift up their voice above the rest and lead the church, while the members get in agreement and verbally support the petitions and supplications of the Pastors as they lead.

  1. Ministry of prayer

this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years, who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. Luke 2:37

“So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. Ezek 22:30

He saw that there was no man, And wondered that there was no intercessor; Isaiah 59:16

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints– and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, Eph 6:18-19

One area that is so important in Church life is the ministry of prayer and intercession. While all believers are called to pray, some give themselves more diligently and fervently to specific and strategic intercession. Groups of intercessors can be assigned to specific ministries and to pertinent issues in the church, the city, the Nation, and even the nations of the world.

  1. Apostolic prayer

Samuel
far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you; 1 Sam 12:23

Paul to Colossians
we do not cease to pray for you Col 1:9

Paul to Ephesians
do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers Eph 1:15-17

Paul to Galatians
My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you, Gal 4:19

Jesus interceding for us
He always lives to make intercession for them. Heb 7:25

Christ is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Romans 8:34

In today’s church there are so many urgent needs and issues that must be addressed. Pastors of local churches and apostolic leaders of multiple churches should dedicate time each week to apostolic prayer, i.e. praying for other Pastors, for other churches, for leaders and laborers and for the work of the Kingdom of God around the world. The apostles of the New Testament did not just pray for survival- they prayed for revival!

2 Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables. 3 “Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business; 4 “but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” Acts 6:2-4 (NKJV)

A healthy Church is a praying church, with individual members praying privately(using the Lord’s prayer model); praying together with family members in agreement; praying together as a Church for corporate needs; praying for their pastors, who in turn pray for them, and having anointed and assigned Intercessors who add double coverage to the priorities of the church in prayer. Every church should nurture these important aspects of prayer.

The Praying Church of the 21st Century

  • Every member praying at home and in private
  • Every believer praying in agreement with another believer
  • Church members fasting and praying each week
  • Every church member in harmony with God and with other members of the church and in submission to those who lead
  • Committed Members joining with the rest of the church in corporate prayer gatherings
  • Prayers prayed fervently, effectively and specifically
  • Continual prayer at all hours of the night and day as all members respond to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in supplication and intercession

Can we imagine the increase of effectiveness and exponential impact of an entire church praying in agreement. Every hour the church prays together is multiplied times the number who are gathered.

When two or three are gathered and pray an hour- three hours of prayer are sent to heaven. When two or three hundred gather, three hundred hours are lifted up to God. And when two or three thousand pray- three thousand spiritual sacrifices are offered on the altar of incense before God.

And can we imagine how much incense arises to the throne of God when churches of all nations agree in prayer, and the body of Christ unites in worldwide supplication and intercession?

In our first installment of our new “Advanced Discipleship Classes” we are presenting here the messages recently preached to our congregation here in Seattle during a scheduled “Prayer Week”. Also available are the notes for downloading and study.

May the Lord bless and enrich your prayer life and your understanding of the importance of this aspect of a true Christian disciple’s life.

Pastor Wendell

 

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Quotes on Prayer

Quotes on Prayer

The following are various quotes on prayer that may be encouraging to you.

  1. “Don’t pray for lighter burdens, but for stronger backs.”
  2. “Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.”
  3. “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”
  4. “Courage is fear that has said its prayers.”
  5. “Pray, and let God worry”
  6. “Most people do not pray; they only beg.”
  7. “The greatest prayer is patience”
  8. “Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life”
  9. “Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.”
  10. “All prayers are answered if we are willing to admit that sometimes the answer is “no”
  11. “Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart”
  12. “Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.”
  13. “Many people pray as if God were a big aspirin pill; they come only when they hurt.”
  14. “Prayer is a confession of one’s own unworthiness and weakness”
  15. “Prayer is the key to Heaven, but faith unlocks the door.”
  16. “Prayer is the voice of faith.”
  17. “A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing”
  18. “It’s hard to fall when you are already on your knees”
  19. “when life seems more than you can stand, kneel”
  20. “Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation, the source of strength is one’s self. When one prays, he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.”
  21. “Pray often; for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan”
  22. “Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks.”
  23. “I believe in prayer. It’s the best way we have to draw strength from heaven.”
  24. “As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools”
  25. “Prayer has comforted us in sorrow and will help strengthen us for the journey ahead.”
  26. Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
  27. No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it.
  28. Trouble and perplexity drive me to prayer and prayer drives away perplexity and trouble.
  29. Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.
  30. The value of consistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but that we will hear Him.
  31. Prayer may not change things for you, but it for sure changes you for things.
  32. We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
  33. When at night you cannot sleep, talk to the Shepherd and stop counting sheep.
  34. When a man is at his wits’ end it is not a cowardly thing to pray, it is the only way he can get in touch with Reality.
  35. Prayer is not merely an occasional impulse to which we respond when we are in trouble:  prayer is a life attitude.
  36. The trouble with our praying is, we just do it as a means of last resort.
  37. Certain thoughts are prayers.  There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
  38. I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.
  39. God can pick sense out of a confused prayer.
  40. Prayer requires more of the heart than of the tongue.
  41. God speaks in the silence of the heart.  Listening is the beginning of prayer.
  42. We must move from asking God to take care of the things that are breaking our hearts, to praying about the things that are breaking His heart.
  43. Just pray for a tough hide and a tender heart.
  44. Before we can pray, “Lord, Thy Kingdom come,” we must be willing to pray, “My Kingdom go.”
  45. Some people think that prayer just means asking for things, and if they fail to receive exactly what they asked for, they think the whole thing is a fraud.
  46. Be thankful that God’s answers are wiser than your answers.
  47. Prayer is the language of a man burdened with a sense of need.
  48. Prayer is exhaling the spirit of man and inhaling the spirit of God.
  49. Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.
  50. Some people pray just to pray and some people pray to know God.
  51. Wishing will never be a substitute for prayer.
  52. Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?
  53. Of all the duties enjoined by Christianity none is more essential and yet more neglected than prayer.
  54. We must alter our lives in order to alter our hearts, for it is impossible to live one way and pray another.
  55. Those who know God the best are the richest and most powerful in prayer. Little acquaintance with God, and strangeness and coldness to Him, make prayer a rare and feeble thing.
  56. When the Christian stops praying the devil shouts for joy.
  57. Faith prays, unbelief does not.
  58. If you can’t pray a door open, don’t pry it open
  59. God does not delay to hear our prayers because He has no mind to give; but that, by enlarging our desires, He may give us the more largely.
  60. We waste most of our time trying to get God to do something He has already done—or praying for God to do something He told us to do.

 

 

 

 

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