Prayer Walking – part of our current vision
We believe that for increasingly, God has been telling His Church to leave their buildings to be a ‘light’ to their communities in visible Prayer Walking of our towns, neighbourhoods and streets and ‘the land’ of the UK.
Prayer Walking at it’s heart should be for the blessing our communities. It can include such things as scriptural and prophetic declaration and where appropriate, repentance over areas or places where current or historic areas of sin need to be addressed.
Prayer Walking should be joyful and may incorporate music – singing or the playing of musical instruments.
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 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, each person or group should know they are part of a considerably ‘bigger picture’!
Prayer Walking activity is also very much 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).