Walking in Prayer

There are four important aspects to keep in mind when going on a prayer walk. Focus, movin’, favorite, insight.  Keep them in mind when walking and praying to Him.  

1.)  Focus on God’s Purpose.  Focusing on His purpose is praying for God to fulfill what He has already begun.  Since God’s work is always a story – His Story – our best praying will be part of an ongoing story.  Instead of using prayer as a quick fix procedure that will supposedly get results if performed correctly, prayer becomes a way of collaborating with God.

2.)  God is already on the move.  We’re not pushing to get God started!  He is already doing good things but He has promised to do even better things, both great and small.  Instead of holding off the worst, our praying is a way of asking God to bring on the best.

3.)  God’s favorite way to be glorified.  God is the one who is orchestrating the united prayer of which we are a part.  He is the one stimulating us to pray as never before.  Why is He doing this?  He wants us to pray for all the things He is going to do, before they take place.  Now by doing so He can explicitly recieve thanks for doing them.  God is setting us up to give Him much more glory than if we had not prayed, or if we had only prayed privately about our personal concerns.  Answered prayer could be God’s favorite way of being glorified.

4.)  Pray On-site with Insight.  In hundreds of cities around the world God is helping Christians to pray as they pass through the streets of their communities.  We have come to use the word “prayer walk” to describe this kind of on-site intercession.  As you walk and pray, your prayers extend beyond your own concerns, focusing directly on the needs of others and opening yourself up to see them with God’s eyes and heart.

TIPS:  Pray with a partner, pray audibly for clarity and better agreement, pray with God’s Spirit, pray with God’s Word, pray focused and with purpose, pray quietly

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