Neighborhood Prayer Walk

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Neighborhood Prayer Walk

Try going for a walk around your neighbourhood, work place, school, or college campus. As you do, make a note of particular homes, buildings, or rooms and the people who live or work there. Consider possible prayer needs for each of these situations, and make a note. You could pray right there and then, or perhaps go away and write up your list of locations and prayer topics. Then organise a small group of neighbours, colleagues, or class mates to join you for a ‘prayer walk’.
(It is sensible to keep the group small, or split into pairs because a large group of people may attract unnecessary attention, unless that is your intention!)
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Neighborhood Prayer Walk2015-12-30T14:08:29-06:00

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
Prayer Walking on the Platform2015-12-29T15:07:30-06:00

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.

 

 

Biblical Background on Prayer Walking2015-12-29T15:12:49-06:00

Prayer Walking in the Sanctuary

Prayer Walking in the Sanctuary

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 Sanctuary:

  • Altar
    • As you are in the area where people come forward to commit their life to God, ask God to fill the altars with unsaved people every service
    • Pray that you will receive an intense burden for the lost
    • Pray for YOUR CHURCH to be sensitive and skillful in praying in the altars with people
  • Aisles
    • Pray for people to have the courage to step out when they have a need
    • Pray that the needs will be met for those who step out in faith
    • Pray for miracles
    • Pray for those in the church who currently have a need for healing
  • Seats
    • pray for the saints who sit on the pews
    • pray for God to fill the empty seats with new people
    • pray for the youth of YOUR CHURCH
    • pray for the families of YOUR CHURCH
    • pray for the senior saints of YOUR CHURCH
    • pray for the deaf ministry (left side front row)

 

  • Sound booth
    • PA system
    • Video
    • Overhead
    • Online service
    • Balcony
    • Stretch your hand toward the balcony and ask God to fill it with new people

 

  • Hosting Desk
    • Pray for all involved in the hosting ministry
    • Pray for sensitivity in dealing with visitors (both in their initial visit and in follow-up calls and visitation
Prayer Walking in the Sanctuary2015-12-29T15:20:36-06:00
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