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Praying for your Area

Spend an hour praying for your neighbours, town or city

You’ll need: Pen, Paper, your imagination

Imagine that Jesus is physically present with you right now, and asks you to step outside and show him around your town or city...

Imagine yourself walking through your neighbourhood, town or city.

What do you notice about the streets and the people? Jesus wants to stop and speak to those that are often overlooked. Who do you introduce Jesus to?

Think of the people in your town or city that are often overlooked by others.

Pray for these people now.

As you continue walking, you take Jesus to the places where people need healing – your local doctor’s surgery, hospital or clinic.

Who would Jesus visit here?

What would He do?

Think of the people in your town or city who need healing – emotional or physical.

Pray for these people now.

You walk with Jesus to the places where people serve others in your town or city; to the local schools, local law enforcement, oppressed and imprisoned.

Where does Jesus interact?

How does He encourage them?

Think of the people in your town or city who work for others.

Pray for these people now.

After walking around your town, you introduce Jesus to your friends and family; those you live, work, and socialise with. What do you and your friends talk about with Jesus? How do your family interact with Him?

Think of your friends and family – those who know Jesus and those who don’t.

Pray for these people now.

As you end your walk with Jesus, He asks you what you’re passionate about in your town or city and the role you play. What is your response?

Think about the gifts and skills God has given you. Ask God how you can use your unique character and nature to serve and transform your neighbourhood village, town or city.

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