– Isaiah 55:11
Prayer-walking is to simply walk with the Holy Spirit, consider the environment around us, and then keep the eyes of our hearts open and sensitive to the Holy Spirit as we pray.
As we prayer-walk, we are inviting the Holy Spirit to speak and reveal His thoughts and heart for our neighbourhoods.
We usually pray out aloud, and ideally we want to prayer-walk with someone. There is a natural flow that happens when praying together, as we reinforce the prayers of one another and at times stop and pray at various locations.
During our prayer walking, these things should form part of what and how we pray:
Using scripture is our most powerful tool, as we are agreeing with God’s promises. We know this with absolute certainty: “so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11)
We can also pray:
Consider gathering a group of any size, and walk together as partners. The larger your group, the more you will have to plan your route and consider the places you can stop together. Prayer-walking in pairs is a great idea, as we are also coming together in agreement (Matthew 18:20).
You might like to journal your prayer-walking, record where and what you have prayed, and take note of the tangible answers you see to your prayers.
Be confident that your prayers affect the environment the Lord sends you to intercede for, and trust that He is faithful to respond to our prayers. He alone can change hearts and transform a community, a city, or a nation. It’s our privilege and blessing to partner with Him in faith and in obedience, and look with expectancy for what He will do.
“We can be confident that He will listen to us whenever we ask him for anything in line with his will. And if we know He is listening when we make our requests, we can be sure that He will give us what we ask for” (1 John 5:14-15)