Three Types of Prayerwalking
Randy Sprinkle says that there are two obvious truths about prayer. One, we are to pray at all times (see 1 Thess. 5:17). Two, we do not pray at all times.
A guiding principle for prayer is found in Col. 4:2. How would you restate that verse in your own words? I have included one idea below.
Read Luke 10:1. What images came to mind as you read those words? How could we/you apply this verse?
We could say there are three types of prayerwalking.
- Invitational prayerwalking: Where we organize or are invited to go on an organized prayerwalk at a specific time and a specific place like while on a mission trip or at the beginning of a school year.
- Incidental prayerwalking: As you are going about your daily activities and you become aware of the needs of people around you.
- Intentional prayerwalking: Where you seek to apply Luke 10:1. What are some ways to intentionally prayerwalk? After you think of a few ways see some ideas below.
- Develop a written list of intentional prayerwalking
- Seek to be an intentional prayerwalker
- Try an intentional prayerwalking plan by yourself or with a friend
- Did the Holy Spirit prompt you to intercede for someone during the day?
- Did you pray then or later or both?
- Reflect on the nature of the prayer you offered.
- What fruit of the Spirit were you manifesting at the time of your prayer?
- Will be letting them know you prayed or will you keep that between yourself and the Lord?
Responses for the items above
A possible way to restate Col 4:2: Keep praying. Make it a priority. Be thankful as you pray.
Possible items for your intentional prayerwalking list:
- A specific street or streets where you live
- The mall (especially if you do not plan to shop; going there just to notice the people and pray for them as you walk)
- A local hospital (even if you have no one to visit; you can walk a few corridors and pray for the people you see and then leave)
- Schedule a day and a time each week to prayerwalk with a friend with a specific plan. Add creativity to your plan as you continue to do this over the next few weeks or months.