Read this page in conjunction with our vision statement, ‘An Invitation’ – click here to view first.
The statement introduces three main objectives:
- Prayer Walking – (see below)
- National and regional Prayer Gatherings – (click here)
- Releasing a Sound – (click here)
We believe that for increasingly, God has been telling His Church to leave their buildings to be a ‘light’ to their communities. Prayer Walking is part of that visible presence.
As a first stage to our vision, during 2018, as directed by The Holy Spirit, we will be a catalyst for an increase in Prayer Walking of our towns, neighbourhoods and streets – ”the land’ of the UK.
We believe this Prayer Walking should include blessing our communities, in word and deed, scriptural declaration and where appropriate repentance over areas or places where current or historic areas of sin need to be addressed.
Some people may want to incorporate music – singing or the playing of musical instruments into their walking and this we will encourage.
We recognize that individuals and groups will want to contribute to Prayer Walking in different ways, depending on their understanding, God-given gifts, call and experience. We don’t see this as being centrally organised or scripted, nor will it be a ‘march’ or rally. No one will be expected to do the same thing, but will be inspired by what others are doing.
We believe that this Prayer Walking is something that God will develop ‘organically’ as people catch the vision, relate it into their local situations, to the specific geography of their area and listen to the Holy Spirit for their unique part.
However, we want each person or group to know they are part of a ‘bigger picture’, and we will look to develop some guidance to give that cohesion and unity.
This Prayer Walking activity is also part of ‘releasing a sound’ over the nation. (Click here ).
Jean Darnell’s Vision
Could the physical movement of God’s people Prayer Walking be part of Jean Darnell’s 1967 vision, where she speaks of an increase of prayer in the nation – (which we already see) – small ‘fires that were burning‘ – those praying for a move of God?
Jean saw ‘fires’ multiplying, then ‘lightning’ striking the ‘fires’, (a move of the Holy Spirit), leading to ‘rivers of fire’ flowing down the nation. (God’s people carrying and distributing a national Christian revival?).
‘…And what I saw was the British Isles, as in a bird’s-eye view. A kind of haze was over the whole, like a green fog. And then little pinpricks of light began to appear from the top of Scotland to Land’s End. Then the Lord seemed to draw me closer to these lights, and I saw that they were fires that were burning. They were multiplying from the top of Scotland to Land’s End.
Then I saw lightning come and strike those fires, the brightest spots particularly, and there was a kind of explosion, and rivers of fire flowed down. Again, the sense of direction was from the top of Scotland to Land’s End. But some of those rivers of fire didn’t stop there. They went right across the Channel and didn’t stop there. They went right across the Channel and spread out into the Continent…’
To read more of Jean Darnell and for a full transcript of her vision – click here.
(It is interesting to note that Jean Darnell was involved on the Team with Peter Hill, in planning the 1971 Nationwide Festival of Light).
One of the connections CTNTP has already made is with the Neighbourhood Prayer Network, based near Manchester, whose vision is to see every street in the UK covered by Christian prayer with their ‘Walk a Mile with Jesus’ initiative.
We are currently speaking with Neighbourhood Prayer Network and other to see how we can work together, to encourage many to take to the streets, the highways and by-ways, up and down the UK in prayer.