National Prayer Walk Your Neighborhood

Ok...so it's not a national thing. Not yet, at least.

A couple months ago, I wrote a blog about God putting it on my heart to reach out to the women in my neighborhood to start a neighborhood Bible study. That has been going great so far and now God is asking me to do something more.
Shortly after the National Day of Prayer last week, God whispered, "What about your neighborhood. What about gathering your neighbors together to prayer walk instead of worry about what's taking place." You see over the last few months, crime has increased slightly. We've had several houses broken into and of course, continually have cars broken into...and summer has not even started. With the long lazy days of summer, it always seems like crime increases. We don't live in a bad part of town so when crime hits, it is noticed. Not only does crime increase, but children who have far too many hours on their idle hands get a little bored and mischievous. One of the glass panes on my front door is proof of someone's boredom a couple years ago.

So, as I did with my Bible study, I posted on our neighborhood nextdoor.com. And as I type this, I'm laughing to myself because well, I haven't received nearly as many responses to this post as I did the Bible study post. Most of the responses have only been to ask me if I'd somehow arrange the prayer walk to incorporate the neighborhood crime watch membership drive (of which, I have politely declined and said, "Of course we will be praying for more members to join."

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6–7, New Living Translation)

Far too often, prayer intimidates people, but it shouldn't. Prayer is simply one of the means by which we communicate with God. Yes, He certainly is worthy to be praised and feared, but He is also loving and wants His people to pray. Jesus is standing there interceding on our behalf as we lift up every single prayer.

I know most of you don't live in my neighborhood so I am asking you to pray about doing this prayer walk in your neighborhood on May 27th (since Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer). I have provided some media resources you can download and share, as well as prepared a flyer you can share with your neighbors. I'll be posting a prayer guide soon for all of those who need a little extra help getting the prayer walk started.

I truly believe in the power of prayer because I've witnessed God move in response to prayer. I know prayer can change our neighborhoods, it can strengthen families in our neighborhoods, and it can hold back the schemes of the devil in our neighborhoods.

Will you join me? Click HERE to visit my website for all of the details. 

In His service,

Erin Olson
Sandalfeet Ministries
erin@sandalfeet.org
sandalfeet.org

Erin Olson

Founder and CEO of Sandalfeet Ministries

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