Summer 2018 Prayer Walking

“Lord, teach us to pray!” (Luke 11:1-4, Matthew 6:9-13)
 
Join our summer prayer walking challenge! Simply walk around your neighborhood 3 or more days each week, praying for your neighbors as you go. This summer’s prayer walking challenge runs from Sunday, 6/10 through Saturday, 9/1. See below for some practical steps to help you get started, followed by specific prompts to help direct your prayers each week of the challenge. Be sure to check back each Sunday for the week’s new prayer prompts!

10 Steps to Prayer Walking

1. Prayerfully submit yourself to God.
●  Resist the devil and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)
●  Put on the whole armor of God. (Ephesians 6:12-18)
2. Praise God for His awesomeness.
The Creator of all things and God over everything, including the powers of evil. (Deuteronomy 10:17; Psalm 66:1-5)
3. Bless the community.
God desires to bring blessing, joy, and peace to this neighborhood. (Isaiah 55:10-12)
4. Bless those who serve us in this city.
Bless those providing food, water, electricity, security, sanitation, education, health, communications, and essential services. (Proverbs 11:11; Jeremiah 29:7)
5. Bless and pray for those who have authority over us.
Pray for the mayor, city council, and law enforcers. Pray against corruption, greed, exploitation, oppression, and evil that ensnares. (1 Timothy 2:1-4)
6. Pray blessing into the households as you walk past them.
We’ve been blessed to be a blessing to families here. (Luke 10:5; Genesis 12:3)
7. Repent on behalf of the city.
●  The fallen state of our cities is the outcome of evil. (Lamentations 4:12-13)
●  Ask God to forgive sins, present and past, which have defiled the community. (Nehemiah 1:5-7)
8. Bind the “strong man.”
Pray against the enemy’s power enslaving our neighborhoods in sin. Break the yoke of evil. Expel demonic forces. Identify and “tear down” centers of iniquity. (Matthew 12:28-30; 2 Corinthians 4:4, 10:3-5)
9. Find the “person of peace.”
If the Lord connects you with one who responds well to what you are doing, this is the person of peace who will open the door into the community. If invited into this home, go in and accept what you are served. (Matthew 10:11-12)
10. Connect this household with your church.
Invite those in this home to experience the love and life of the Berean family.
 
For more detail, listen to the sermon from Ted Olsen here.

A Vision for Prayer

 

What is Summer Prayer Walking?

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Weekly Prayer Prompts

Prayer Prompts – Week 2 (6/17-6/23)

We hope you are off to a great start in your prayer walking as you call out to God for our city and its people. This week, in addition to praying as the Spirit leads, consider this prayer focus:
 
This week’s theme: Pray for surrender and submission (James 4:6-7)
  • Day 1: Pray that God’s will be done (Matthew 26:41-42)
  • Day 2: Pray in humility (James 4:10)
  • Day 3: Pray with personal repentance and confession of sin (2 Corinthians 7:9-10)


Prayer Prompts – Week 1 (6/10-6/16)

Thank you for joining together to pray for the next 12 weeks! We are so grateful for your partnership with us in this ministry of seeing hearts in Lincoln County turned toward Jesus. This first week we’ll be calling out to God and especially praising His greatness.
 
We’d encourage you to read the Scripture references before you go out to prayer walk, and then ask the Spirit to call them to your mind as you’re praying.
 
Don’t forget to look over Ted and Judy’s bulletin insert from yesterday as you begin this prayer walking experience. That can be helpful in giving us a framework as we begin this ministry. If you lost yours, see the 10 Steps to Prayer Walking on our Summer Prayer Walking page.
 
Again, thank you for your labor for the Lord. Remember, as Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord’s work, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (CSB)
 
This week’s theme: Call to God (2 Chronicles 7:14)
  • Day 1: Call to God with praise and worship (Psalm 66:1-5)
  • Day 2: Call to God in gratitude for all He has done (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
  • Day 3: Call to God in desperation (Psalm 27:13)