This Saturday morning we will be praying around different neighborhoods in Yucaipa. As we walk and pray, we will ask the Lord to come and change the spiritual atmosphere—to bring blessing where there has been curse, to bring life where there has been death, to bring hope where there has been hopelessness.
We can’t afford to be naïve. The enemy seeks to destroy families in this city. As the apostle Peter reminds us, “Be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
So we pray that marriages would be healed and strengthened and divorce rates would diminish. We also pray for the children that they would have adults in their lives who would teach them about the Lord, and they would be protected against those who would do them harm.
We also ask the Lord to break strongholds that keep people in bondage to addictions, disease, or financial hardship. We pray that crime would cease, diseases be cured, and lives be economically blessed. As we pray, we declare in the Spiritual realm that this territory will no longer belong to the enemy but belong to God.
Prayer walks are a crucial part of our ministry to the community not only to bless it but also to prepare it spiritually before we do door to door ministry. So we ask the Lord to open people’s hearts so they will be ready to hear about him and be receptive when we knock on their doors. To date we have enough experience to see, there is a difference in the receptivity of people when we pray and when we do not.
The wonderful thing about prayer walking is that anyone can do it whether it is with us on Saturday or in their own neighborhoods.
We hope to see many of you this Saturday, November 2 at 9:30 a.m. at Yucaipa High School.