Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.
- Romans 10:1
Walking can be good for the soul. So can prayer. So can seeing people coming to Christ. What if all three of these were part of our regular walk with Christ?
Prayer Walking is a great spiritual discipline. Getting out and walking our neighborhoods and spending time in prayer for our neighbors can be life changing. Making it part of our life has the potential for helping us grow closer to Christ and seeing others get to know Him.
For this Lent season, (starting February 26 - Lent is the lead up to Good Friday and Easter) let's encourage each other to get out and walk and pray.
We'll kick it off, Saturday, February 29, 9-10am, starting in the church parking lot and moving out from there to pray in the neighborhood surrounding the church facility. Wear some comfortable shoes, bring some water and plan to walk. (For those whose health keeps you from walking, come volunteer to be a driver.)
It's a simple thing to do. You can pray silently as you go - just pray as you pass each house, as you see each person, or get passed by a car.
Pray for those who believe in Christ to be strengthened in their walk with Christ and for their homes to be Christ centered. Pray for those who do not yet believe to come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior - for God to open their spiritual eyes. Listen to the Spirit and pray for people's health, for relationships - for however He leads you to pray. And walk with Jesus as you go.
You can do this in your own neighborhoods. Take some time each week leading up to Easter and pray for your neighbors - get to know them and try to discern how to best pray for them. It may open doors for new relationships to form.
You can use this time to pray for yourself, your family, our nation or whatever you feel led to be in prayer for. Spend time listening to God. Prayer Walking is a great way to spend time with God.
God is at work around us and invites us to partner with Him to reach our world - starting right where we are.
So get out and walk. Join us as we pray and walk together. Walk and pray on your own - just you and Jesus - and see what God will do.
There's power in prayer because there is unlimited power in the One to whom we pray.
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 Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
- 1 Timothy 2:1-4