Prayer Walking Scriptures
Becausee of the work Jesus did on the cross, He redeemed mankind. He also freed creation itself. We both wait expectantly. (Romans 8:22,23) Jesus sends us out as His representatives. He has given us authority to take back from the enemy what he has stolen. This is what we are doing when we prayer walk. If the land is cursed, the people will not prosper. The prince of darkness will have hold over them. Following is a listing of scriptures that undergird prayer walking. Share some or all of them with your class. You know your class the best.
Gen 12:1-3 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. "I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."
First call to Abram, -leave, go,
The LORD appeared to Abram and said, "To your offspring I will give this land." So he built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him.”
Who of you have left your country, your people, fathers’ house and came to this land? Who sent you? Who has ruled this land spiritually? Who does it rightfully belong to? The offspring of Abraham. That’s us! We are grafted in sons of Abraham.
Gen 13: 14 The LORD said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, "Lift up your eyes from where you are and look north and south, east and west. 15 All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. 16 I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. 17 Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you."
Gen 15: 18 On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, "To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates—
-We believe the Lord has also set our boundaries as the city of Spokane, the state of Washington, and finally, the country of the United States.
-The Lord made a covenant with Jesus and because we represent Jesus it is made with us.
Isa 49: 8 This is what the LORD says: "In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances, 9 to say to the captives, 'Come out,' and to those in darkness, 'Be free!' "They will feed beside the roads and find pasture on every barren hill.
-God gave vision, Abraham received, and as Abraham walked it out, God gave more answers. Speaking of Abraham, the Word says:
Rom 4: 20 “Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God”
Standing in location of God’s promise helps strengthen faith to wait for fulfilling
-Made friends, built alter to the Lord – openly,
-Helped Sodom- could it have been their last chance to repent?
-Open Key friendship
-establish open altars
-stand ready to serve
-Interceeded for whole cities
Gen 18: 22 The men turned away and went toward Sodom, but Abraham remained standing before the LORD. 23 Then Abraham approached him and said: "Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?” We walk with a generous God; he holds all cities in His hand. He hears the cries of nations and walks looking for a righteous few to stand in the gap
Ezek 22: 30 "I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.”
1) the spies assesed value, and 2), they surveyed the people
-different eyes, Joshua and Caleb looked higher- looking for what God was accomplishing in the land!!!!
-God is calling us to see ourselves in a different position
Eph 2: 6 “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.”
Look with His eyes, His heart, His ways
Psa 119: 48 “I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees.”
Isa 51: 6 “Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment and its inhabitants die like flies. But my salvation will last forever, my righteousness will never fail.”
Psa 25: 4 “ Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths”
They looked for what God was accomplishing in the land. Vision is an act of war – we walk to see something about God more than we walk to see something about evil ----discern evil carefully
Discover fruit of the future- Major on God!!
Numbers 32: 11,12 “Because they have not followed me wholeheartedly, not one of the men twenty years old or more who came up out of Egypt will see the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob-- not one except Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua son of Nun, for they followed the LORD wholeheartedly.”
They followed Lord fully- suggests passionate intimacy united with determined pursuit to complete God’s mission
-Make prayer walking humbly historic – know that you are not the first and you will not be the last to pray over the land-but take your place in history
Josh. 3: 3,4 ….giving orders to the people: "When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests, who are Levites, carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it. Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before.
Joshua sought the Lord for the battle plan, he had information but needed God’s plan
-Each plan unique
-Prophetic –normal praying-using demonstration and gesture
Take cities for them, not from them –Stand with others in their struggle to receive their inheritance. Joshua and the 12 tribes stood together to help other tribes
Luke10:1, 16 “After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.” ---16 "He who listens to you listens to me; he who rejects you rejects me; but he who rejects me rejects him who sent me."
Households and entire cities could receive him by receiving those he sent. The 12 apostles representative of 12 tribes.
The 70, or 72 accepted figure of the full number of the nations in His day. These were ordinary believers on a prayer journey.
Luke 10: 2 He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Prayer was # 1: Go and pray for people, prepare for the harvest by prayer,
Pray huge prayers
They went in the weakest way possible- no purse, no provisions, no bag,
-humility in the face of arrogance
-bless in face of anger
-kindness in the face of anger
What to Pray?
Pray God’s glory, that God be honored
Pray for God’s Kingdom to come
Pray for reconciliation of the people to the people, and the people to God
Identify with the people in repentance
Pray scripture (carry small Bible)
Read scripture aloud
Restate truths in your own words
Pray with the Spirit of God
Pray in tongues - (but be sensitive to the ungifted and unbelievers among you )- It is more important to walk in love
No gift stands alone
Practice silence, learn to listen
Pray physically –basic scripture like standing, kneeling, bowing, lifting of hands and eyes, walking
1.Dress appropriately – I can always tell Jehovah Wit., Mormans… take into consideration the place you are going and what is your purpose.
2.Don’t carry big Bible – small one, or small notebook with verses of intercession held easily in one hand (One group made verses and hung them on a string around neck)
3.If feel led to sing or praise (and God will often lead that way, do so with spirit’s leading, conscious of neighborhood.
4.We often use oil to anoint different areas— use discretion and wisdom
5.We often pray early morning before the hustle and bustle of the day begins