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Prayer Walk – Thy Kingdom Come

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What is prayer-walking? Prayer-walking is as simple as it sounds – praying as you walk.

When we prayer-walk we are stepping into our authority as God's children to bless people and places in Jesus' name. This simple task is a great way to bring transformation to your local community by asking God to break in. As you pray and walk, be aware of your surroundings: what you see, smell, hear and touch. But also be aware of what God is saying to you as you move around your community; perhaps some Bible verses pop into your head, or possibly pictures, visions or words of knowledge. If walking is difficult, why not find a quiet space at home and journey around the town in your mind, praying as you go?

1 Trinity Church (Pray for ourselves as we journey)

Luke 10. After this, the Lord chose 72 more followers. He sent them out in groups of two. He sent them ahead of him into every town and place where he planned to go. He said to them, "There is such a big harvest of people to bring in. But there are only a few workers to help harvest them. God owns the harvest. Ask him to send more workers to help bring in his harvest."

Consider your commitment to bringing in the Lord's harvest and pray for discernment for all the churches as they grapple with the impact of Covid. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done.

2 St Michael's Church (Pray for all faith communities especially the work of the CiA)

John 13. A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

Pray for those who serve in our communities in so many different ways, especially during lockdown. Consider how you serve Christ and give thanks for opportunities given to serve. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done.

3 Carswell school (Pray for our children and young people to become aware of God's love for them)

Deuteronomy 4 Be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.

Consider the commitment to ministry with children within all our churches and pray for teachers and all those involved in the leadership which focuses upon children and young people. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done.

4 Number 35 Ock Street (Pray for No 35 and its ministry of hospitality)

Genesis 18. The Lord appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground. "Do not pass your servant by. Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree. Let me get you something to eat, so you can be refreshed and then go on your way."

Pray for the places of hospitality that have suffered so badly during the pandemic and reflect upon the hospitality of Christ. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done.

5 War Memorial (Pray for our armed services, police and all who have sacrificed themselves for others)

John 15. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.

Give thanks for those called to public service and those who have lost their lives in fulfilling their calling. Consider the impact upon the families of those called to serve and pray for them. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done.

6 Masons shop (Give thanks for those who use their creativity to share their faith with others)

Psalm 139. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Pray that we may use the gift of creativity to build bridges where there is brokenness and bring more people to Christ. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done.

7 Library (We pray for authors, academics and those employed in research that they might use their wisdom to transform the world)

Titus 2. Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity.

Give thanks for the researchers who have enabled a vaccine for Covid; give thanks too for the literature that has fed people during lockdown and consider how you may share the word of God with others. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done.

8 Malthouse surgery (We pray for all who work in the health and caring professions, paramedics, all who work in hospitals and hospices, hospital chaplains and those we know who are in sick in body, mind and spirit)

Matthew 9. Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.

Pray for those known to you who are ill or suffering, and give thanks for those who are endeavouring to roll the Covid vaccine out in our community.Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done.

9 Job centre (We pray for those who are marginalised in society; the unemployed, those on zero contract hours, those who are furloughed and have lost hope, and all who struggle to make ends meet)

Leviticus 23. When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you. I am the LORD your God.

Pray for the businesses in our town and for those whose financial situations have left them and their families in precarious circumstances. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done.

10 St Nicolas Church – FINAL PRAYER

I pray that those for whom I have prayed, may come to know and love Jesus; that as his disciple, I may be given new confidence and encouragement to share the gospel with others, by the power of the Holy Spirit. God of our salvation, we pray that the world may know Jesus Christ as the Prince of Peace, that we may be bold to speak the word of God and that the Church may be generous in giving, faithful in serving, and bold in proclaiming. Amen

Our Father who art in heaven.
Hallowed be thy name
Thy Kingdom Come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us,
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil
For thine is the Kingdom, the power and the glory
For ever and ever
Amen

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