Worshiping with Walking Prayers

When I was growing up we had a lady that walked the neighborhood praying for each person and household as she passed.  When her health got to the point she could no longer walk, she spent the time before she fell asleep praying for everyone in the neighborhood.  When she couldn’t remember the person’s name, she described that individual to the Lord.   After she passed away, everyone could feel a change in the atmosphere of the community.

So, what does the Bible say about praying for others?

  • Philippians 2:3-4 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with

    Pray for others in the area or along the tracks

    Pray for others in the community

    Pray for those in the hospital or nursing home

    humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

  • Job 42:10 The LORD restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the LORD increased all that Job had twofold.
  • Hebrews 7:25 Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
  • Romans 8:26-27 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
  • Matthew 5:44 “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
  • Luke 6:28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
  • Ephesians 6:18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:25 Brethren, pray for us.
  • Colossians 1:9 For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding

 

So, what are some ways to pray for others?

  1. Keep a prayer journal to list all those to pray for

    Pray for our veterans

  2. Walk around your {or a} neighborhood or apartment complex and pray for each family or person {you don’t have to know them}
  3. Pick a floor of the hospital to walk regularly {daily, weekly, twice weekly, etc} and pray the people in each room {you do not have to go in, but pray as walk the hall}.  While there pray for the nurses and doctor’s.
  4. Find a nursing home and as you walk by each room pray for the individuals inside and their needs. {You could also do this for a hospice center}.  Don’t forget to pray for the workers.

    Pray for our children

  5. Find a children’s home and pray for the children and house parent in each cottage
  6. Pray for those receiving treatments at a cancer center
  7. Go to a Veteran’s home and pray for them
  8. Driving around your community and pray for each of the churches and their needs
  9. Scroll through Facebook and stop to pray for each person in your feed. If you are like me you see multiply prayer concerns to stop and pray over.

    the opportunity for prayer is all around where we walk

  10. Pray for the service personnel that helps you at the grocery store, Wal-Mart, restaurant, department store, etc.
  11. Pray for members of our military and other specific groups or needs
  12. Pray for our local and world leaders

The ways to pray for others is so unlimited.  You don’t have to even tell the person you are praying for them.  Just pray for their needs and lift them up to the Lord.  He knows their needs.

How do you pray for others?

 

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