September 25 will be our

Great Day of Prayer

 

Things to know:

  • There will be one shortened service on September 25 at 9:15 AM (no childcare)
  • You can pick up a free t-shirt in the Atrium on Sunday
  • Highlight on the map in the Atrium where you will pray
  • We are not doing service projects, but will serve our community by praying for them
  • Mark Neuenschwander is the contact person for North Heights Great Day of Service Projects; contact: nwgdos@gmail.com

What is "prayer walking"?

One simple definition: "Praying on site with insight." The purpose of prayer walking is to seek God's guidance, mercy, and transforming power—for the community and for ourselves as God's servants in the community. 

How do you prayer walk?

Pray aloud in a quiet, conversational voice, if you feel comfortable doing so. Or pray silently, letting your prayer partner(s) know what you are praying about. 

If anyone asks what you are doing, be prepared to respond: "We're praying God's blessing on this neighborhood. Is there any special way we can pray for you?"

As you pray over specific homes or work sites, you'll find that hope for those people begins to grow. You'll begin to see people as God might view them. You'll likely find yourself becoming more interested in the welfare of the people you are praying for.

Plan to walk for about half an hour. If anyone in your group is not comfortable with walking, they can prayer-drive around the neighborhood instead.

Afterwards, gather to share your prayers, observations and experiences. What did you learn about the neighborhood? How was God manifest in this experience?

You can download this little booklet of instructions and prompts for the Great Day of Prayer.

You can download this little booklet of instructions and prompts for the Great Day of Prayer.