Six Miles with Jesus – Week 1: Walk a Mile to Pray for our Churches

From our friends at Neighbourhood Prayer Network

See our recent article, Six Miles with Jesus over the Summer Holidays for details – Click here.


This week’s Mile walk – Pray for our Churches

(Apologies but we should have been posted at the beginning of this week, but it’s not too late to walk and pray):

PRAYER

If you are able, go for a mile walk this week, praying a blessing over all the churches that you come across and praying for all their congregations.

  • Pray for new encounters with God for people struggling to cling to their faith and new commitment to follow Jesus wholeheartedly.
  • Pray for the welfare and prayer life of the local minister.
  • Pray for the church to be a magnetic community, where people who are not yet Christians are amazed by the love and friendship within churches.
  • Pray for Christians to be more like Jesus and not compromise their lifestyles to fit in with culture.
  • Pray for Christians to offer genuine friendships to one another so that those without faith become ‘jealous’ of the love shown between Christians.
  • Pray for churches to be more like the Acts 2 church.
  • Pray for God to stir the hearts of many to follow Him and for the church to be ready!

CARE

  • Find out if there are any joint services with other churches in the area and try to join in.
  • Think about your relationships with people in your church, how well do you know them?  Are you just a Sunday or home group friend?  Can you be counted to maintain a friendship when people are struggling or need your help?  What do you like most about your best friendships and what would you like to see better?
  • Ask God to connect you with someone who needs genuine friendship in the Christian community this summer.

SHARE

  • Would you feel comfortable inviting any of your friends or family who does not yet know Jesus to your church or a local church?  Whatever the answer speak to God about what is good and what is bad.

Rebekah Brettle
Neighbourhood Prayer Network
www.neighbourhoodprayer.net

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