“Then Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.…” – Luke 18:1 NIV
Most followers of Jesus acknowledge that prayer is essential to our personal walk with Jesus and with God working in our communities. The Prayer Walk is a simple way for believers to engage in this sometimes neglected practice. It is encouraging to pray, knowing that others of different ages and denominations from all over your city are also praying at the same time in the same way. It is the kind of unity God blesses.
You can engage in the Prayer Walk as an individual or in a group. It is also a great family activity; a way for parents to model prayer with their kids in a way that their children can be active as opposed to “sitting still.”
The beauty of the Prayer Walk is that we can pray outside with insight as we walk and take the time to observe the places in front of us. Pay attention to what you see and ask God for wisdom as to how to pray. If walking is too difficult or if the street seems too long, feel free to adapt and drive. The most important thing is to pray.
Here is a link to sign up on the webpage: Register
On Friday, June 3 at 7:00 pm there will be a celebration gathering of all churches involved, held at Willingdon Church, Burnaby. It will be a time of worship and prayer - for our city, for Burnaby.
We’ve tried to anticipate some of your questions, even the obvious ones to make things as clear as possible.
Do I have to wait until May 29th to pray for my street?
You know the answer to this one, right? (We thought we’d get the most obvious one out of the way ). By all means, pray now, but let’s be sure to pray each day during the week of focused prayer from Sunday May 29th to Saturday June 4th.
Who is leading the Prayer Walk?
The Prayer Walk has emerged rather organically. It is church-based, interdenominational and pastor-led; open to all Jesus-believing churches, organizations and individuals. Each city has a team of leaders from different Christian churches of different denominations with a common desire to see God bless and break through in our cities. It started this way in Abbotsford in 2020 and this is how we see the Holy Spirit continue to work among us.
Are others praying for the same street?
Potentially, yes. What a great way for the body of Christ to come together in unity! However, we have limited signups to 3 entries per street until all the streets of our city have been committed to be covered in prayer.
How can I hear about or share what God is doing through this?
How many streets are there in my city?
Approximately 983 in Burnaby.
Do I have to walk my street? What about those long streets?
It’s amazing what you see as you walk through a neighborhood. As you walk, you may also “bump” into people, opening up an opportunity to pray for them. However, God’s response to prayer is not limited to us walking. If you need to pray from home or want to drive along your street because it’s a long one (we didn’t have an easy way to segment longer streets), feel free to do so. The most important thing is that we saturate our city in prayer.
Is there some kind of gathering during the Prayer Walk?
Yes. We will be meeting to celebrate Jesus and pray together on Friday, June 3, 7pm at Willingdon Church. The address is 4812 Willingdon Avenue.
Further questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org