Prayer Walking is one of the most effective and valuable tools we have found for committing Bible study groups to God’s supernatural power and purposes. Lift the people around you in prayer as you walk/drive through the streets of your neighborhood, walk through your workplace, circle the soccer field, or pace the halls of your school.
- Make a plan to begin prayer walking on a regular basis.
- Pray for people by name when possible, asking God to give you opportunities to serve, give, and build relationships with those individuals. Prayerfully follow through.
- Pray for God’s blessings and protection on each home, family, co-worker, player, student, classmate, and friend.
- Pray that God would open hearts and create a hunger to know Him.
- Pray for homes that are for sale, empty cubicles, and vacant lots:
a. Remove and keep out all evil.
b. Move in those hungry to know Christ.
c. Move in and raise up vibrant believers to join your study.
We are Christ’s ambassadors. God has a purpose for where He placed you. God not only determines the times we are to live, but also the places where we live, work, and play. You are Jesus “with skin on” to those around you. Remember, some of the most loving things you can do for them are to pray and to introduce them to Christ.
One of our team members learned of using the Lord's Prayer as a guide to walk and pray quietly, from John F. DeVries' book called, "Why Pray? 40 Days from Words to Relationship." We highly recommend this resource. She then developed The Lord's Prayer for Neighbors. Try using it to direct your prayers as you walk. If there are other Christians available, walk and pray together. You can also download Neighborhood Prayers. These prayers can be used on your mobile device or cards can be printed and cut to use as you walk and pray.