I didn’t feel like prayer walking. In fact, I rarely do. Were it not for a devoted middle-aged lady on my team, I probably would not do it much. But just when I was ready to say, “No, I have too much else to do today,” I found myself convicted and so consented. Before we started praying she began telling me a story. It went something like this: last week she Skyped with a missionary in Africa, sharing with her some fears that had come in the way of her evangelizing. She also shared how we had been prayer walking. The missionary in Africa was well acquainted with spiritual warfare, and not only encouraged my friend to get rid of the fears in whatever way was necessary, but also to continue with the prayer walking. A man who had previously been a leader in the occult had come to Jesus and shared with the believers how he used to place evil spirits in specific locations—spirits of lust, deception, and all sorts of horrible things. But there was one neighborhood where he had been unable to place those spirits, because there were Christians praying for that neighborhood.
I haven’t cancelled prayer walking since then.
I challenge you start to begin praying for your neighborhood.
L.Salem in NYC
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