We will be prayer walking from September 12th thru the 25th around the church and community. Read below to learn about prayer walking. If you have any questions or need more information, please see Jenni Knight or Pastor Mike.
How to Prayer Walk
1. Form a Team
You will be most effective in groups of two or three.
2. Find a Territory
Aim to cover a small part of a specific neighborhood. As you approach this area with sensitivity and wisdom, you will discover the best way to cover it with prayer.
3. Follow a Topic
Get your prayers rolling by praying along with scripture. Begin with the truths of 1 Timothy 2:1-7 and/or Psalm 23. Any biblical promise will help you pray with hope and blessing. Do not carry heavy Bibles. Carry this sheet or small portions of scripture.
4. Finish with a Talk
After you are finished, talk about it. What prayers should be prayed again? When and where will you prayer walk next? How should you watch for God’s answers and bring the good news? What acts of kindness or service is God giving you to do? How can you bring this kind of praying into your ongoing work in your hometown?
Praying On-Site with Insight
We call this kind of on-site intercession “prayer walking.” It is simply praying in the very places where we expect God to bring forth His answers. Prayer walking simply helps us to draw nearer to pray clearer.
“May your kingdom come in this region as it is in Heaven.”
Praying with a Low Profile
Prayer walking is usually a low-profile affair. Occasionally, the prayers can be demonstrative, but usually prayer walking is being on the scene without making one.
Praying with High Hopes
Pray with hope by dreaming of the good things that God desires to do for the people you see. Try to express what is in God’s heart with your words. That is what praying blessings is all about: God’s great love, expressed in prayer by ordinary people like us.
What to say:
To those who ask what you are doing.
“We are praying for God’s blessing in Jesus’ name for people living/working near here. Is there any specific way we might pray for you?”
To those who ask who you are.
“We are concerned Christians from First Baptist Church in Aztec. Today we wanted to bring some of our prayers a little closer to the neighborhood so we might pray a little clearer.”
To those who may be open to your offer to pray for them.
“We would be happy to pray with you about any of your specific concerns. How can we pray specifically for you today?”
If you pray with people, pray briefly in the simplest, non-religious language possible. Pray for their specific need and pray a blessing of God’s love on their life. Do not feel compelled to explain the gospel currently. In fact, it may be more powerful in the long run for you to leave them with a blessing and give God opportunity to bring an answer to your prayer. Ask God to send someone who will introduce them to the joy of living as a follower of Christ.
What to Pray: Blessing and Truth for Every Person
1. For Every Person and Every Leader
“First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all people. For kings and all who are in authority…”
- Pray God’s blessing upon every person. Pray blessing and stability upon the leaders of the community.
2. For God’s People to Bless the Entire Community for God’s Joy
“…so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God…”
- Pray for Christians to display Christ’s name and character openly. Ask God to mature His people to become His servants throughout the community in the power of the gospel. When God accomplishes His blessing, it is “good” in His sight. Ask God to transform the entire community so that it reflects His goodness and peace.
3. For Truth to Salvation
“…our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
- Pray for God’s desire to be satisfied, that every person would understand the truth of Christ as Savior. Pray for every person you see that they will be saved.
4. For the Testimony of Christ
“…For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.” (1 Timothy 2:1-7)
- Give praise to the One God and the sole Mediator who even now stands between these people and the God who desires them. Ask God to hasten the time of citywide testimony about Christ.
Taken in part from: https://waymakers.org