A Prayer Walk In The Heart Of Toronto At Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship

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A Prayer Walk is where believers walk throughout a neighborhood, usually in pairs, stopping to pray  to the Lord for the people who live, walk and pass through the comunity. The walk begins at a meeting place, disperses to walk and to pray, and concludes by gathering back at the place where the walk began.

For the last several years, Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship – BLCF Church is one of several Christian Churches that participate in monthly Prayer Walks on the evening of the first Tuesday of the month. This Tuesday, June 3, BLCF Church will host June’s Prayer Walk.

If you would like to participate in the next Prayer Walk, join us this Tuesday at BLCF Church sanctuary at 7:30 PM. Every prayer counts.

”  For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

Matthew 18:20

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Question: “What is prayer walking? Is it Biblical  to go on a prayer walk?”
Prayer walking is the practice  of praying on location, a type of intercessory prayer that involves walking to  or near a particular place while praying. Some people believe that being close  to a location allows them to “pray nearer to pray clearer.” Prayer walks are  taken by individuals, groups, and even whole churches. They can be as short as a  block or as long as many miles. The idea is to use the five senses—sight,  hearing, smell, taste, and touch—to increase the intercessor’s understanding of  prayer needs.

For example, if you walk through your neighborhood looking  for things to pray about, you might come across a yard that is extremely untidy  and rundown. This might prompt you to pray for the health, both physical and  spiritual, of the residents inside. Some groups prayer walk around schools,  prompting prayer for the teachers and students inside, for their safety and  peace, and for the schemes of the devil in their school to be thwarted. Some  people feel they can concentrate and direct their prayers more effectively by  walking near the people and places they are praying for.
Prayer walking  is a relatively new phenomenon, the origin of which is not clear.

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There is no  biblical model for prayer walking, although since walking was the major mode of  transportation in Bible times, clearly people must have walked and prayed at the  same time. However, there is no direct command that prayer walking is something  we should be doing. To believe that prayers offered in any setting, or while in  any position, are more effective than those offered at another time or in  another manner is not scriptural. In addition, while we may feel we need to be  close to a location or situation to pray more clearly, our heavenly Father, who  is everywhere at all times, knows exactly what needs are present and will  respond to them in His own perfect will and timing. The fact that He allows us  to be part of His plans through our prayers is for our benefit, not His.

We are commanded to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians  5:17), and since walking is something we do daily, surely part of praying  without ceasing is praying while walking. God hears all prayers offered by those  who abide in Christ (John  15:7), regardless of time, place, or position. At the same time, there  certainly is no command against prayer walking, and anything that prompts us to  pray is worthy of consideration.


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