Saturday, April 28, 2007

Walkabout

Our church prayer meeting this week took to the streets around the area where we meet. We walked around in four groups praying about our relations with other organisations and churches as well as for God’s presence and wisdom. So we not only looked for other churches to pray for but also places such as schools and police stations and even potential church premises for ourselves. We had been encouraged to look out for inspiration on say posters or vehicles as we walked. Our group saw a skip filled with rubbish. As one of us was an artist who has used rubbish in her art she led us in a prayer about God transforming people’s lives in a similar way. As it was going dark we noticed that every now and then there was a house with a light on. This reminded us that there were Christians scattered around the area shining for God. We also noticed that one house to let was owned by Royal Estates. So we prayed for God’s kingdom to come in the houses around. Finally we thanked God for all these metaphors and more that had been a great encouragement in our prayers that evening.

1 comment:

Redlac said...

I love a good prayer walk, so it was a shame to have missed it. When I lived in Ladywood I'd often walk around the reservoir and pray for stuff. Getting out and about in a nice green place takes the focus of the busy world we're in so we can concentrate on what's important. Heck, I think I'm about due another prayer walk soon...