Pray for your Neighbour – Sunday Suggestion

This Sunday, after church of course, why don’t you take a walk around your neighbourhood and pray for those living there. You could focus on your own street, or else wander a little further afield. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you, and see if He will lead you to pray over a particular house or area.

Prayer walking is a great habit to get into. Not only does your physical body get some exercise, but it also gives you the chance to stretch those spiritual muscles. There are many practical ways to bless your neighbour, but only prayer allows you to invite God into their lives and do His miracle work.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

Mark 12:30-31 (NIV)

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The chances are that the most popular name on your prayer list is your own… I know that’s true for me, I’m ashamed to admit. Yet verse 31 tells us to love our neighbour as we do ourselves. Well, if we pray mostly for our own needs, then let us each love our neighbour that way, and lift them before the Lord.

Perhaps it just isn’t possible for you to prayer walk right now, and that’s ok. If you can, pray at home for those living near you, as that will be beneficial too.

Finally, if you live in the UK, don’t forget your raincoat!

Have a great weekend!

8 thoughts on “Pray for your Neighbour – Sunday Suggestion

  1. We’ve done prayer driving before now. We had nothing to do one year, on Light Party Night, so all 5 of us jumped in the car, and we drove where we felt led and prayed in the Spirit as we did so.

    A little different from a prayer walk, but it felt good to be doing something rather than just sitting at home

    Andy B

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  2. I remember when prayer walking became the latest thing in community churches, was it Steve Chalk who began it? No one was interested at first in Cardenden but I went along to one in Burntisland on the Fife Coast- I thought it was brilliant. Eventually we had a series of them in Cardenden with the Baptist Church, it was spiritually empowering for sure. That was years ago and your post is a reminder of this effective ministry tool. Thanks Andy, God bless you brother.

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