7 Points to Effective Prayer Walking

7 Points to Effective Prayer Walking

1. Get yourself straight

Make sure that nothing stands between you and the Lord. Assure that your heart is clean before Him and that you are prepared to hear clearly.

2. Approach the throne with thanksgiving & praise

Come into His presence with thanksgiving and enter His gates with praise. Let the Lord know that you are elated to be His servant and that you are available to do His Will as He directs.

3. Ask the Lord to guide direct, lead and impress you with His agenda

As you begin to traverse an area, agree with the Lord that He is the Director of your efforts and you are only present to follow His lead.

4. Pray Accordingly

As you sense His guidance, affirm in prayer what He is saying. Become His partner in intercession for the area you have selected to pray over. Keep your spiritual eyes and ears open toward His guidance.

5. Engage in repentance

Repent of the sin that may have been committed in the place. Look for physical and spiritual signs of sin as you walk, asking for forgiveness and cleansing as you go. Expect the Father to alert you of special needs for repentance. Do not become self conscious in this area.

6. Seek the release of bondages placed

Command that all bondages established by sin committed be broken, be done away with – “in the Powerful Name of Jesus!” Command that all the spiritual chains on the people living there, fall off – that the people be set free, “in The Name of Jesus!”

7. Rejoice in the victory

As you near the end of your walk, enter into clamorous praise and worship – rejoicing over the cleansing of the ground from the effects of sin and the release of the prisoners that live there from the same effects. Be sure to beseech the Father to dispatch a Spirit of Adoption over the whole area so that the enemy will

find it difficult to return and that the inhabitants will experience a positive disposition toward the Gospel.

Adapted from the principles found in Praise Walks by Donald R. Lovell
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Practical Prayer Walking

Practical Prayer Walking

Many Christians have been learning to quietly pray in the places that they live, work or play. We’ve come to call this sort of on-site intercession “prayerwalking.”

Prayerwalking is simply praying in the very places we expect God to bring forth his answers. Prayerwalking is usually a low-profile affair: Friends or family stroll two-by- two through their own neighborhoods, schools and work places, praying as they go. Once in a while the prayers can be demonstrative, but most prayerwalking is fairly quiet. It’s usually being on the scene without making one.

As you pray God’s promises with specific homes or worksites in view, you’ll find that hope for those people begins to grow. You’ll begin to see people as God might view them. You’ll likely find yourself becoming more interested in the welfare of the people you are praying for. In other words, you might find yourself becoming the kind of neighbor that you always wanted to be.

Watch for the ways God impresses you to display his love in practical acts of kindness. Be ready to offer to pray with your neighbors as opportunity may arise. Ask God to give you opportunity to explain clearly how people can enjoy friendship with God by the power of the gospel.

Check out the different sections on this website and the resources we have available. In a few years we’ll be living in a prayed-for world and you will be part of it!

(Taken from: www.waymakers.org)

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Prayer Walking Basics

Prayer Walking Basics

“By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.” (Proverbs 11:11)

Prayerwalking or “praying on site with insight” is about intercession. Those who practice it believe that God answers prayer and that prayer is one of the most powerful tools of evangelism that God has given us. Those who have participated in prayerwalks can share some incredible stories of how God moved before, during, and after their prayerwalks. God honors prayer because it focuses on Him and not on us. Prayerwalking is not a program, a process, nor a prayer event. It is intercession that transforms the intercessor and his/her praying. Let me encourage you to begin where you are.

Why prayerwalk?

It proclaims our reliance upon the Lord of the harvest, for a harvest.

It is a type of prayer-evangelism.

It bears fruit that lasts.

It opens the eyes and hearts of the intercessor.

It prepares hearts for the gospel.

It grants a vision and a burden for the target area.

Is there more than one type of Prayerwalking?

Yes, there are several types of Prayerwalking. One is the “House-to-House,” this type involves going from house-to-house and asking for prayer requests and then praying with the people on site. “Strategic,” involves praying from strategic locations within the target area. Examples of “strategic prayerwalking” could include parks, city squares, high points, crossroads, and other high traffic areas. “Key Building” Prayerwalking requires entrance into a building. The prayerwalk is conducted from within the building. Examples of this type of prayerwalking could include schools, churches, government agencies, factories, and businesses. The most common is the “Street” Prayerwalking. This is conducted by walking, driving, or riding through a target area and praying. Many times the emphasis is to pray for everyone on every street of the target area.

How do we start?

1. Beginnings

  • Pray.
  • Identify the target area.
  • Set a date and time for the event.
  • Recruit prayerwalkers.
  • Recruit team leaders.
  • Train prayerwalkers.
  • Prepare necessary materials for the event. (i.e. Maps of assigned areas, Prayer prompts, Selected Scripture, Assignments, Music, etc.)

2. The Event

  • Introductions.
  • Orientation and assignments.
  • A season of prayer and personal preparation as a group.
  • Prayer as small groups. (Normally triplets work well.)
  • Prayerwalk.
    • 1. Open your eyes. Remember you are seeking to intercede where the Son and Holy Spirit have and are interceding. Look for items that can help you to pray, i.e. Children’s toys, indicators of who live there. Watch the people you encounter and look for what God is doing. Pray with your eyes wide open physically and spiritually.
    • 2. Open your mouth. Remember you are praying as a team, so it is helpful if you pray out loud. Stop and concentrate as you pray. Pursue conversational praying. Pray Scripture. Perhaps even read Scripture at times. Stop to talk about what you are feeling, seeing, and sensing. Prayerwalking is not about praying constantly.
    • 3. Open your mind. Listen for God. Let Him communicate through the prayers of the others in your team, your surroundings, and through His Spirit. Meditate on Scripture that seems to be appropriate for the area. Remember the battle is not against flesh and blood.

3. Conclusion

  • Regroup at a designated time and place.
  • Share feelings, impressions, Scripture, prayer concerns.
  • Allow for expression of questions.
  • Praise and Pray.

God is at work. Prayerwalking is just another way of joining Him in what He is doing. It is praying that enlightens and educates us so that we may intercede with internationality and a heart for the people of our target area. The primary reason for Prayerwalking is God. We are being obedient to His command to pray for one another.

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