Take A Prayer Walk

spiritualgrowth_prayerwalkGetting out of the house (or church building) and seeing the homes around you can help you identify more concretely with the needs inside. That’s why prayer walking is often called “praying on-site with insight.”

The Lighthouse Movement, a strategy of Mission America and hundreds of partnering churches and organizations, suggests the following guidelines to get you started on a prayer walk:

  1. No need to stop and bow your head or even to pray out loud.
  2. Start by praying for five homes. (Pray for people by name if you can. Make it a point to learn their names if you don’t know them yet.)
  3. Pray for blessings on each home in five areas: health, work, emotions, social life and spiritual life.
  4. Occasionally, you may let people know that you’re praying for them. Most will be grateful and probably make special requests. Stay in touch on the progress of God’s answer.
  5. Be amazed at the results!

Prayer walking opens our eyes, allowing us to sense more of God’s heart for every person in our community. And it can open new doors of friendship and opportunities to share Christ’s love. So what are you waiting for? Put on your walking shoes!

Ephesians 6:14, 18: “For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that you will be fully prepared…Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Christians everywhere” (NLT).

Learn more about the Lighthouse Movement.

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