Thoughts on Prayer, Walking and the City

Posted on December 1, 2012

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One of my favorite things that we do at Center City is a once a month prayer walk around Uptown Charlotte. There is something so unifying about joining together with others to agree in prayer as we walk around the city. I am not sure of all of the significance of this, but there’s a unique perspective that comes from actually getting out and walking the streets of the city that you love. 

People come to life as you walk by each individual. Businesses pop out of the landscape that you otherwise would have never noticed as you drive. And there is a spiritual dynamic that comes from getting “boots on the ground” in the city that you’re praying over. 

As the prophet cried out to God in the book of Lamentations for justice, restoration and hope for his nation, this beautiful prayer rose up from his heart: 

Lamentations 3:22-26 – The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, β€œThe Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the Lord.

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