So, today I decided to go on a prayer walk. I have been on prayer walks before but it’s been awhile with all the restrictions going on to keep us safe. So, I prepared to slip on my chucks and head out for a little fresh air. In respect of the safer at home order I’ve maintained as much as one can to remain at home. But some how the extrovert inside me was bursting to get from behind these walls! We extroverts like to connect with people! For instance, I enjoy praying for people and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ! It’s what I do under normal circumstances; missions, evangelism and outreach. Yes, I get it we have all these other platforms such as zoom, Facebook live and conference call however, there is nothing like personal contact.
No doubt, we have to still maintain our 6 feet distance but there are other creative ways in which we can continue to reach out and pray for hurting people. And a prayer walk can be a great way to support your community. If you are interested in starting your on prayer walk and your new at this and not sure what a prayer walk is let me explain
What is prayer walking? Is it biblical to go on a prayer walk?
Answer: Prayer walking is the practice of praying on location, a type of intercessory prayer that involves walking to or near a particular place while praying. Some people believe that being close to a location allows them to “pray nearer to pray clearer.” Prayer walks are taken by individuals, groups, and even whole churches. They can be as short as a block or as long as many miles. The idea is to use the five senses—sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch—to increase the intercessor’s understanding of pray
For example, today as I walked through my neighborhood the Lord led me to pray first, for my neighbors and the surrounding community who may have lost jobs. Second, for the surrounding businesses in the community who have been forced to close and those essential businesses that remain opened. Third, for the schools located in our community. As a result of the prayers that have gone up before the Lord, I believe God will provide for every household and every business exactly what they need. He is the God who sees and provides. As He demonstrated His love to Abraham God will also provide for you and me. Genesis 22:14 Abraham called the name of that place, “The LORD will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the LORD it shall be provided.”
We are commanded to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), and since walking is something we can do daily, surely part of praying without ceasing is praying while walking. God hears all prayers offered by those who abide in Christ (John 15:7), regardless of time, place, or position. At the same time, there certainly is no command against prayer walking, and anything that prompts us to pray is worthy of consideration. Let us humble ourselves and take up the mantle of intercession today. Thus Solomon finished the house of the LORD and the king’s house. All that Solomon had planned to do in the house of the LORD and in his own house he successfully accomplished. Then the LORD appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a house of sacrifice. When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place (II Chronicles 7:11-15ESV).
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