The Value of a Prayer Walk
Whether you live in the heart of a major city, suburbia, or the countryside, God has people who live “Right where you are.” Love deeply and give your life away for the sake of the Kingdom!
“The Word became flesh and moved into the neighborhood,” (John 1:14). Would you please deepen my love for my neighborhood, this place I call home?
Lord, please help me learn the names of those who live around me; do I know who my neighbors are?
Philippa writes in her daily devotional, “May You surprise me as I walk these streets and enjoy this time with You,” and “May a divine appointment happen today.”
Is there someone we could invite for dinner in the next month? When was the last time I was invited to a neighbor’s home? Have you had a neighbor over for dinner in the last few months?
Lord, help me to say “yes” and “no” to the right things so that I have more time for my neighbors, and may I be faithfully present in my neighborhood.
What specific scriptures speak to loving people, the neighborhood, and the spread of the gospel, and what promises am I praying over my neighborhood?
Lord, please help me find “peacemakers” or people who care deeply about my neighborhood; are there other Christ-followers in my neighborhood? Who else can join us?
Please, Lord, deepen my love for my neighborhood, for this “place” I call home. “The Word became flesh and moved into the neighborhood” (John 1:14).
Can I pray to God for a sign?
Asking God for a sign isn’t necessarily wrong, but it could lead you down a dangerous path with your faith. God has provided you with everything you need to make decisions because he has given you the Bible. Study God’s word. The Holy Spirit will never lead you to do anything that contradicts God’s Word.
Is it right to ask God for a sign?
God wants His people to rely on Him for deliverance, so asking Him for a sign today means we want to know what He has to say before we act. But God knows our motives, so if we’re asking for a sign for ourselves u2013 a selfish and pointless desire to know u2013 you won’t get one.
What does the Bible say about prayer posture?
Never stop praying. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NLT) Pray without ceasing; this is our commandment. There is no right or wrong way to pray, and no one prayer position is superior to another.
What does the Bible say about praying in front of others?
u201cDo not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in synagogues and on street corners to be seen by men… but when you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your father who is unseen,u201d Jesus taught.
How do you know when God is punishing you?
Because you’re a normal human being in a broken world, you’re experiencing difficult losses, painful emotions, terrible situations, depression, and loneliness. Your feelings are normal, but they’re not accurate; you think God is punishing you, but that’s just how you feel. God loves you and is watching over you.
How do you know a sign from God?
God’s four most common signs
- God frequently uses nature to communicate with his people.
- Sends someone else. Another common sign that God sends is through a messenger.
- Dreams. We must be very careful with this one.
- Word of God. Most importantly, God provides signs through His word.
How do you ask the universe for a sign?
In five easy steps, learn how to receive signs from the universe.
- Specify when you’d like to receive the sign.
- Be patient.
- Tune in to how you feel when you receive the sign.
How do you know when a relationship is not from God?
Here are seven signs that God wants you to end your relationship:
- The relationship goes against God’s word.
- The person encourages you to disobey God.
- When you’re with them, you have no control.
- You’re being treated badly.
- The person is more important to you than God.
What does the Bible say about asking God for something?
7 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you: 8 For everyone who asks receives; and everyone who seeks will find; and everyone who knocks will be opened.
What is the correct position to pray?
u201cThe most effective prayer position is lying prostrate, face down on the floor,u201d the repairman finally blurted out. u201cHey, fellas, the best praying I ever did was hanging upside down from a telephone pole.u201d
Why do we kneel down to pray?
When you pray without expecting an answer, God knows. The Bible mentions bowing in prayer, kneeling on one’s face before God, standing, sitting, and walking, but the most important thing is the state of one’s soul. If one’s heart is attuned to God, one can pray in any posture imaginable.
Why do we look down when we pray?
For many people, prayer is a private matter, an intercession between a person and God or another higher power. During prayer, adopting a deferential pose — that is, closing your eyes — became an acceptable way to demonstrate humility, which was especially important when asking for mercy.
When you pray do not use vain repetitions?
But when ye pray, do not use vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking, says the King James Version of the Bible.
What did Jesus say about wealth?
“How difficult it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God,” Jesus says in response to the young man’s despair. “Who then can be saved?” they wonder.
Why praying together is important?
Praying together helps you show and receive trust, which strengthens the bonds of intimacy in your relationship. Intimacy is built on trust, and trust is built on how we respond to each other being vulnerable. Praying together helps you show and receive trust, which strengthens the bonds of intimacy in your relationship.