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.

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Weekly Prayer Prompts

Prayer Prompts – Week 8 (7/29-8/4)

We will soon be starting our third month of prayer walking! We hope this has blessed you in unexpected ways. This week, in addition to praying as the Spirit leads, pray for God’s powerful blessings:
 
This week’s theme: Pray blessing on households (Isaiah 44:3)
  • Day 1: Pray He will bless our marriages and families (Ephesians 5:21)
  • Day 2: Pray for our neighborhoods (Acts 17:26)
  • Day 3: Pray for a legacy of faithfulness (Genesis 12:3)


Prayer Prompts – Week 7 (7/22-7/28)

When it is especially hot, and you don’t feel like prayer walking, you can always prayer-drive! Maybe this week the Spirit will lead you to expand your prayer focus:
 
This week’s theme: Pray for repentance on behalf of the city (Nehemiah 1:5-7)
  • Day 1: Pray God will purify us (James 4:8)
  • Day 2: Pray for His forgiveness (Matthew 6:15)
  • Day 3: Pray for reconciliation in relationships (Matthew 5:23-24)


Let’s Map Our Prayer Walking!

So grateful for all you faithful prayer walkers! To encourage and support you, we’ve posted area maps here at the church building, in the alcove next to the restrooms. Could you show where you’ve been prayer walking? Just mark the route you’ve walked on the appropriate map using one of the colored pens next to the maps. Whether you’ve prayer walked an area once or multiple times, only mark it one time on the map. If someone else has already marked that route, use a different color pen so we know that the area has been prayed for by more than one person/group. Excited to see how much of Lincoln County we are touching with prayer!



Prayer Prompts – Week 6 (7/15-7/21)

While it is important to pray for individual unbelievers, don’t forget to also lift up the leaders who can impact our city so strongly. As you are led by the Spirit in prayer, also consider this focus:
 
This week’s theme: Pray for leaders and those in authority over us (1 Tim. 2:1-4)
  • Day 1: Pray for wisdom (James 1:5)
  • Day 2: Pray with respect (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13)
  • Day 3: Pray for safety and courage (Joshua 1:9)