“Prayer in the name of Jesus is the only way to share in the mighty power which Jesus has received from the Father for His people... effective working first needs effective praying.”
Andrew Murray, With Christ in the School of Prayer, 142.
“To the use of Scriptures the early Christians added prayer as a prime necessity in all evangelistic enterprise.”
Green, Evangelism in the Early Church, 235.
Introduction: Jeremiah 33:3
Two Prayer Focuses • Revival and Awakening (1 Chron. 7:14) • Great Commission (1 Tim. 2:1-8) Three Prayer Arenas • Personal. Congregational, Kingdom Two Prayer Mobilization Approaches • Corporate/Group Prayer, On-Site Prayer
Prayerwalking: A Biblical Perspective
John 15;1 Thess 5:17; Micah 6:8; Ps 40
Prayer is about being, doing and telling as we walk with Jesus.
1 Tim 2:1-8; Acts 17:16f
Strategic Prayer for God’s Kingdom
What is Prayerwalking?
• A Lifestyle of Unceasing Prayer
• Walking while Praying • Intentional Prayer toward the Great Commission • Spiritual Warfare Prayer • Vision-Oriented Prayer
• Intimacy with God through Relationship
Gen 3; John 15:16a; Matt 6:9-13
• Join God’s Redemptive Work
John 15:16b; Rom 10:1-2; 1 Tim 2:1-4; Lk 19:10
• Strategic Prayer
Mark 2;1-20; Acts 4:23-33
Basic Prayer Foundations
• Sanctified Prayer • Steadfast Prayer • Specific, United Prayer • Sensitive Prayer • Spirit-Filled Prayer • Surrendered Prayer • Service-Centered Prayer
• Be prepared to Share Christ • Acts 8:26-40 • Gospel Tracts • Use the Gospel plan in the back of the Prayerwalking Made Simple booklet
Preparing to Prayerwalk
Personal Spiritual Preparation Strategic/Logistical Preparation
Taking the Prayerwalk
• Cover the Prayerwalk in Focused Prayer • Select Date, Time and Location • Provide Specific Training for the Prayerwalk • Map Out Strategic Area • Meet Together Before the Prayerwalk • Utilize Field and Support Teams • Meet after the Prayerwalk to Share Results • Close in Specific prayer
• Keep your eyes open • Pray Biblical Prayers • Pray aloud as much as possible • Allow the Spirit to direct your prayers • Pray conversationally • Walk slowly • Wear appropriate clothing • Take local church contact information • Pray toward the removal of spiritual blinders—people’s needs are primary • Try not to do things that draw attention to yourself • Look for witnessing opportunities • Avoid excessive picture taking • Keep water bottles on hand • Focus praying on God and people
Three Ways to Focus Your Prayers
Pray according to what you KNOW
Pray according to what you SEE
Pray as the Holy Spirit INSPIRES
• Use the biblical prayer prompts in Prayerwalking booklet • Prayerwalk anytime you are walking • Prayerwalk as families • Prayerwalk your work area
• Prayerwalk neighborhoods and stronghold areas • Prayerwalk your school, college, university • Take a prayer journey in another community, city, state or nation.
“Are we not getting weary of living in this world among so many who are going to hell? Is it not terrible to think that after all the church is doing, thousands are being lost every day? We ought to bestir ourselves for men’s souls, and we cannot do better for them than by praying for them. Let us, therefore, bestir ourselves in prayer.”
Charles H. Spurgeon, The Power of Prayer in a Believer’s Life, 191