|See Your City With The Eyes Of Christ|
We just printed a new PrayerWalking Quick Start Guide in English and Spanish which summarizes what the Lord has taught us in over 20 years of mobilizing PrayerWalks. Click on link to see a pdf, printed copies are available upon request. But first, please take a moment to read how this came to be.
Jesus said He only did what He saw His Father doing. When we stop asking God to follow us into our community and start following Him we see greater favor and blessing on ministry. Who is He preparing for salvation like Cornelius Who does He want to see healed or set free today?
Like Joshua before the angel at Jericho, God was there plan to take the city and the question is not is He with us but are we with Him? So when we begin by asking to see our city with the "Eyes of Christ" He will show and give us His heart and plan for our city.
Since 1997 we have mobilized several types of city-wide prayer walks and have now identified Ten Types of PrayerWalks that will help us connect to God's heart and plan to transform our city...other cities will have similar prayer access points.
In Omaha the primary hurt and felt need in our city is from violence. In 2006 Deputy Chief of Police John Ewing came to me and said that the police cannot stop the violence alone and we needed to get the churches involved. While PrayerWalking and PrayerDriving in a mini-bus the Lord spoke to a group of ministry leaders: "Make it costly for Satan to kill people in this city."
Following the Von Maur shootings at Westroads Mall in December of 2007 we felt the Lord leading us to mobilize First Responders and call people to pray at the site of every homicide within 24-48 hours. We now have PW over 250 homicide sites. In the beginning it was often just 3 or 4 of us standing in the snow. Now over half the time we have 50-100 as friends, family and neighbors come out of their homes to join us. News videos and pictures are available in resource section in right column of blog.
This PrayerWalking Quick Start Guide is designed to help people quickly get started or grow in PrayerWalking. PrayerWalking does not make our prayers more powerful...PrayerWalking is a tool to help us see our city with the eyes of Christ.
PrayerWalking Workshops: Dave has developed a PrayerWalking workshop where we learn by doing. We begin with an interactive PrayerWalk of a church then a brief neighborhood training PrayerWalk and debrief.