A couple of weeks ago I had an amazing experience with a group of students. A bunch of us have been studying prayer and what that means practically in our lives. After school one day, we decided to do a prayer walk through the hallways and on all three floors of our K-12 school. We broke into groups of two and began to walk. As we left our office, my colleague, Josh, and I could tell that most of them were pretty nervous. How do you pray non-stop for 20 minutes? At the very beginning, it looked more like pairs of power-walkers as they sped by us! But as the 20 minutes passed, we would see groups pause and just ask God for His heart for the area that they were in. It was beautiful to watch and be a part of. The real beauty came when we met back at our office. The students couldn’t believe how fast the time had gone and how easy and enjoyable it was to pray. They unanimously asked if we could do this again. Witnessing young women and men of faith realize the importance of prayer and experiencing the joy in praying was amazing. I’m so looking forward to dry sidewalks – one of my favourite things to do is go on my own prayer walks through my neighbourhood. At the pace of a walk, I see my neighbourhood through different eyes. And just like Josh said, sometimes it takes more than a minute or two to get into the place where our senses are heightened and our ears are opened to hearing God’s heart. Prayer walk, anyone?!
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.