Prayer Walking is genuine prayer – God working with and through people on earth

Thaw the ice in your neighborhood. The climate of steady prayerwalking is direct, intercessory praying. It helps prayers learn how to pray for other, deferring urgent matters in their own lives from the top of their prayer agendas. While many believers enjoy communing with God during private walks, this is not the definition of prayerwalking. It focuses intercessory prayer on the neighborhoods, homes and people encountered while walking.


Basic Prayer Walking:


  1. It is simple to learn. It is as basic as caring for others and crying for help.
  2. It may be hard to pursue.
    • Prayerwalking is a spiritual battle. It is considered spiritual trespassing by evil powers.
    • Prayerwalking requires patience. We may not see immediate results.
    • Prayerwalkers need the freedom of well-learned fundamentals. Utilize many ways to pray.
  3. Before the walk: Preparing: We pray better when we start out freshly invigorated and focused.
    • Refresh yourself in God. We are a bridge of blessing between heaven and earth. Seek God for guidance
    • Refresh relationships. Receive other walkers. Forgive one another for wrongs.
    • Brief the team
      • Who? A team activity. Prayer is fortified when believers agree.
      • Where? Routes and sites are chosen. Walkers do not incessantly walk.
      • When? Agree on when or where to meet after the activity.
      • What? Review topics of prayer. Fortify prayer with information.
      • Why? Place walks on a map. Link with future hopes and plans for the church.
  4. During the walk: Praying
    • Open your eyes. Be alert. Watch for things like for sale signs on houses and consider the family moving and the new one coming into the house.
    • Open your mouth. Our faith is bolstered as we verbalize our prayers
    • Pray together. Seek to consciously follow and reinforce prayers lifted by others in your prayer team.
    • Pray with Scripture. Take along bits of scripture or a small Bible as you walk.
    • Pray with Relevance. Pray with sensitivity to the people and places you are actually encountering. What have people experienced to bring them to this point? What does God desire for them?
  5. After the walk: Reporting and Evaluating
      (Summarized from the NAD Prayer Ministry Pamphlet entitled: Prayerwalking)

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