Monday, October 13, 2014

How To Do A Prayer Walk For Your School

At the beginning of the school year we joined with parents of students for a Prayer Walk at our high school. 

Listed below is an outline one of the parents put together to help us pray. We broke up into smaller groups and prayed out loud as we walked together through the school. We prayed over each classroom and teacher by name. We prayed for every locker and the student that would use it. We prayed over the buses in the parking lot, the cafeteria tables, the administration and the housekeepers. 

It's not too late to do a Prayer Walk at your school! Even if you're not allowed inside, you can pray at night. We did ours on a Sunday afternoon after getting permission from the school administration. 

Areas of Intercession

Isaiah 55:7 - Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
  • Salvation
  • Purity
  • Protection against depression, suicide, immorality and illness 
  • Respect for parents, teachers and all authority
  • Find their passions, and for school pride
  • Relationships with friends

Staff & Administration 
Counselors, Coaches, Cafeteria Personnel, Custodians, Substitute Teachers
Philippians 1:9-11- And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
  • Salvation
  • Unity
  • Organization
  • Do jobs with joy, excellence and zeal to impact lives
  • Seek God for personal problems
  • Christian teachers/staff would stand firm in values against secular philosophies

Christians On Campus 
Matthew 5:14-16 - You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
  • Godly attributes
  • Continued growth in their walk/relationship with the Lord
  • Doors to be open for Young Life, Fellowship of Christian Athletes or other Christian based clubs
  • Students would lead Bible Studies and prayer groups, walk bold in their faith and be leaders
  • Obey their parents and school authority in the Lord

School Board/County Commissioners
Proverbs 16:9 - In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.
  • Positions filled with men and women of godly principles
  • Curriculum would be chosen wisely and include biblical standards and values
  • Guide all Guilford County schools well
  • Support teachers
  • New build contracts upheld and carried out with excellence
  • School maintenance and repairs to be done quickly and accurately
  • Fair distribution of monies
  • Help for failing schools

Against Evil, Violence And Bullying
John 17:15 - My prayer is not that you take them out of this world but that you protect them from the evil one.
  • Atmosphere of learning/motivation, obeying rules and respecting all authority would prevail
  • Purity of mind and body
  • Dress code
  • Bathrooms would not be destroyed, no hideout for skipping or sexual activity
  • Hall ways would be free of danger
  • No drugs or illegal substances
  • Respect one another regardless of race or religion

Land & Physical Building
Isaiah 54:2 - Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.
  • Protection for school campus
  • Safety with Sports
  • Transportation to and from school- Kids driving
  • Parking Lots
  • Greenway Safety
  • Holy Spirit to fill place and worship from Redeemer Church to infiltrate/linger

Matthew 11:28 - Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
  • Husbands & Wives would love one another
  • Against and end to poverty cycle and homelessness
  • Protection from evil and destruction of marriage union
  • Get involved and volunteer
  • Any family hardship would receive Godly counsel and compassion
  • Refuge families be protected, loved and guided
  • Clothing closet and backpack food ministry be effective and find right people

Closing Prayer
Read, Psalm 91:11
For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways.

Ephesians 3:20-21
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

You can also click here for a PDF version of the handout we gave to everyone who attended. 

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