What is a Prayer Walk?

July 2, 2021
By Bette Cardell

Prayer walks are not a new idea. For years, Christian Believers have walked around Mt. Bethel praying over the property, each doorway and for all who enter to experience God’s presence, each classroom that God’s word and truth would be proclaimed, and over the sanctuary that our worship would be pleasing to the Lord and His word would be preached from our pulpit.

After the announcement on April 14 that our senior pastor was being reassigned not by the church’s request or his, as Prayer representative of the Administrative council, I encouraged the admin council members to pray and walk around the church praying. After the meeting, I was asked when we would start. How about Friday, April 16? I was met by three others that Friday at 8:15. We prayed Scripture over our pastors, our Bishop, and all those involved. At the end of our walk, we said we would meet again on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for that next week. And it has continued. We have had as many as 30 join us. Each of us will share a scripture (I found scripture cards that we use to lead us in our prayers) each praying, agreeing in one accord. Sometimes we will walk silently around the church; other times we pray together out loud in groups of 2, 3, or 4.

We have recognized what Mt Bethel is facing is a spiritual battle and prayer is the most important thing we can do. Anyone may join us in prayer, young to old, interceding for our church, our denomination, community, and world.

Scripture

Matthew 18:19-20 – “Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”