Today's challenge encourages us to prayer walk. I believe prayer walking sone of the best ways to equip people in prayer, create a missional, kingdom focussed heart, evangelize, and plant churches, and change communities.  Go to todays challenge below.  Then use the prayer walking techniques  and practices I included below from ODC's Discipleship 101 Training manual to aid you in your challenge to prayer walk this week. 

 PRAYER WALKING

1.     JOIN WITH OTHERS. It is better to go with another person. Larger groups can split into pairs or small groups.

2.     SET ASIDE A SPECIFIC TIME AND DESIGNATE A SPECIFIC AREA.

3.     LISTEN TO GOD. We find as we prayerwalk that a key ingredient is hearing the voice of the Lord. After all, we are seeking to cooperate with God to pray His desires over an area. We know many of His desires from the Bible, and He will never contradict His Word. However, in prayerwalking we see three specific ways that God gives us insight into what He wants to do.

 

Observation: Seeing garbage on the streets may trigger you to pray against the garbage in people’s lives, for example.

Research: From research you might find there are specific pockets of crime, injustice, or occult practices which direct you to those places and give you a clear direction for prayer.

Revelation: You may get a nudge from the Holy Spirit to pray a certain direction or to pray a certain Scripture. You might even have a vision which reveals something to pray over.

4.     COORDINATE EFFORTS, REGATHER & REPORT if you are with a larger group.

 

ACTIVITIES COMMON TO PRAYERWALKING:

PRAISE

Praise gives glory to Christ and exalts Him to His proper place as Lord of all. The Lord inhabits the praises of His people. God’s presence fills the area when we praise, and the demons flee. In Ps. 100, praise is like the entrance into His very presence.

PRAYER

In Rev. 8, there was silence in heaven for the coming up of the prayers of the saints. Eph. 6:18 suggests our main weapon against the enemy is to “pray without ceasing.” God can do anything He wants without our help. But He chooses to use the prayers

of Christians as the vessel for releasing His power and bringing about victory in the spiritual  realm.

   Pray in the Spirit (Eph. 6:18).

  Pray with your eyes open.

  Pray together with others (Matt. 18:19-20, Lev. 26:8)

  Pray Scripture passages.

  True fasting has divine results (Is. 58).

 

PROCLAMATION

  God-given scriptures or issues spoken in God- appointed places

  Sharing the gospel

  Prayer Evangelism - involves visiting your neighbors to ask what you can pray for. Often through God answering prayer, a person's heart is opened to hear His truth.  (See BLESS prayers on next page.)

 

OTHER IMPORTANT ELEMENTS OF PRAYER WALKING:

Unity

Decide on a leader

Decide upon specific scriptures to pray in preparation for the prayerwalk

Submission to the Lord

Humility and obedience

Persistence

 

5 PRESSURE POINTS

Places you might want to seek out in the area that you are prayer walking:

1. Government centers where legislation is made

2.  Commercial centers where decisions are made for who gets what goods

3.  Educational centers, especially the president’s office and teachers

4.  Communication centers, such as for media, TV, & radio

5. Spiritual centers, both Christian and non-Christian

Link to today's challenge for day 16 :  Day 16: Persons of Peace

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