These shoes are made for walking and that’s just what they are gonna do – walking for Jesus, walking for my community, and prayer driving for our farmers and for our schools.
I am in an amazing Bible Study called Limitless Life by Derwin L. Gray at Proverbs 31.Org. Derwin talked about prayer walks this week and I thought it is time to do one. It’s been a very long year since I have, but this week I have done prayer walks each morning including a car drive down the road by the school I sub in, by several fields to pray for the farmers, and I also did a hotel walk as my daughter and I traveled this week, and a home walk this morning around the perimeters of my house.
Prayer walks are about praying God’s blessings on our neighborhoods, homes, businesses, schools or wherever you feel God leading you. Prayer walks are invigorating. They are good exercise. They help squelch anxiety/depression, and give you a connection with your Father in Heaven. Here are some highlights of my walks this week:
PRAYING GOD’S BLESSINGS OVER MY HOME
First things first – walking the perimeter of my home and later the perimeter of our horse pasture. Here are some of my thoughts and pictures:
But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15b (KJV)
For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring: Isaiah 44:3 (KJV)
And later the horse pasture with the horses now gone and a beautiful pasture of flowers showing off God’s beauty.
PRAYING GOD’S BLESSINGS ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD
After that I walked my neighborhood and prayed over every home I passed that God would intervene in each person’s life and that He would manifest His presence. I also prayed specific prayers as I saw different things in their yards – horses, flags, toys, bicycles, swings, gardens, etc.. Coming back by the homes the second time, I turned on KLOVE and as the music brought beautiful Godly words, I would pray some of those verses over the homes. Here are a few things I enjoyed on my walk.
PRAYING GOD’S BLESSINGS WITH FRIENDS ALL OVER THE WORLD
Later in the day I joined with my Bible Study Group of Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies facebook group – virtually – we all got together to pray for our families, each other, ourselves and all of OBS. What a powerful time for me as I was honored to pray forthese precious, precious ladies as I kneeled by my sofa and prayed.
PRAYING GOD’S BLESSINGS OVER OUR SCHOOLS
I drove down to the school where I substitute teach. Yes, school is out but that is ok. I am getting an early start. I prayed for every teacher and staff member all the way down to our precious janitorial staff and every area in that school – the gyms, the tracks, the bathroom, the classes, the tennis field, the driveways where the teachers park and the children get out each morning.
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.
In everything set them an example by doing what is good.In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.
PRAYING GOD’S BLESSINGS OVER FARMERS AND RANCHERS
After I left the school, I drove down the road just a bit to several fields – one corn and the other sunflowers and stopped to shoot pictures and pray not only for these two farmers but farmers all over the USA. May God bless each one with good crops and their homes be filled with love for Him.
So how about you? Have you been on a prayer walk this week?