Prayerwalking is a great way to intercede for your neighborhood or city. I find it very creative, spontaneous, and improvisatory. It’s really quite simple….just start walking and let what you see shape how you pray and what you pray for. There’s no need to close your eyes, just talk to God as if he were walking with you.
- If you walk past a school, you pray for the school kids, the teachers, the staff and the education policy makers.
- If you walk past a clinic or hospital, you pray for the sick in your community and those who give them care.
- If you walk past a sports field, you pray for the kids learning important life lessons through sports and the older players and coaches who are setting examples for the community.
- When you pass by the government office, you pray for political leaders and those who keep the essential services going day after day.
- If you notice a syringe in the gutter, you pray for those struggling with addictions.
- If you pass someone asking for a handout, you should first give them some money and then pray for them and others who are caught in the poverty spiral.
Got the picture? I enjoy doing this with a friend. It allows us to carry on a natural “prayer conversation” with each of us sharing cues. My friend Randy Sprinkle has written a couple good books on Prayerwalking if you want to investigate it further.