The Adair County Ministerial Association is holding a prayer walk on the school campus on Monday, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. Groups will gather at five locations simultaneously.
Locations and roster of pastors:
Adair County Board of Education—Bro. Barry Bradshaw
Adair County High School—Bro. Terry White
Adair County Middle School—Bro. Steve Pescosolido
Adair County Elementary School —Bro. Gerald Reliford
Adair County Primary Center —Bro. Joe Payne (School Board member)
The Ministerial Association encourages everyone to pray in one accord according to the following prayer walk guide.
Prayer Walk Guide – Adair County Ministerial Association
Adair County Schools
Speak praise to God, the Father, to Jesus Christ, His Son, and to the Holy Spirit
Declare the truth about God – He is God, Most High
Declare that salvation comes through Jesus Christ
Praise God for His compassion, His salvation, His justice and His provision
Ask for the presence of the Holy Spirit to inhabit the entire school building and property.
Ask for angelic protection in, around and over the school building and property
Ask for angelic protection to be in and around the buses as they transport students
Ask the Father to bless each student with love, wisdom, growth, friendships and joy
Ask the Father to bless the teachers with wisdom, creativity and strength.
Ask the Father to bless the principal, the staff and the counselors with wisdom to lead and love
Ask that the principal, teachers and staff be blessed for their service to the children and youth
Ask the Father to draw students to salvation in His Son, Jesus
Ask that any student in need would receive what is needed to grow and be healthy
Pronounce that Jesus Christ is King and Lord
Pronounce His reign over the school, over the students and over the school leadership
Speak directly to the unseen enemies of God that they are exposed, bound and defeated
Tell them they must leave the property and go directly to the Lord Jesus
Scriptures that can be spoken or that give basis for our prayers:
Exodus 15:2 NKJV The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.
Hebrews 13:15 NKJV Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
Psalm 91:2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” 11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.
Job 1:10 NKJV Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? (Angelic hedge of protection)
John 15:7 NKJV If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you
desire, and it shall be done for you. (according to what is appropriate to desire and to ask for)
Psalm 68:1-2 NKJV Let God arise, Let His enemies be scattered; Let those also who hate Him flee before Him. 2 As smoke is driven away, So drive them away; As wax melts before the fire, So let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
Luke 10:19 NKJV Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
PRAYER-WALKING IS INTERCESSION
Dr. Dan Crawford
Intercessory prayer is a biblical priority. Paul instructed young Timothy as follows: “I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men.”
The Bible mentions many kinds of prayer, such as supplications, petitions, thanksgivings as well as intercessions. Intercession is that type of prayer that focuses on the needs and concerns of others. During your prayer-walking, God may reveal some personal need to you for which you must offer petition, but primarily, prayer-walking is offering prayers of intercession.
T. W. Hunt, long time prayer leader among Southern Baptist, calculated that among the prayers of the Bible where we know the answer given, 78% are prayers of intercession.
While the term, “prayer-walking” does not appear in the Bible, nor does the Bible describe any
person as actually practicing “prayer-walking” as we know it, it is a method that God is using today. It is a method of the biblical priority of intercession.
An early warning is in order: Refrain from worshiping the method. Rather, use a method that God is currently blessing while worshiping the God of the method.
Prayers of intercession are offered…
…to the Father. Prayer-walking is primarily talking to God about the people rather than talking to
the people about God. God said to Jeremiah, “Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great
and mighty things, which you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3). Note the instructions in Matthew
6:6; Matthew 18:19-20; John 16:23.
…to and in the Name of the Son. Prayer-walking is done in the authority of Jesus Christ rather than in your own authority. Note the experience of the disciples in Luke 10:1-20. See also John 14:13-14; John 15:16; Romans 10:12; Romans 8:34; II Corinthians 12:8.
…in and with the Holy Spirit. Prayer-walking is done in harmony with God’s agenda, rather than
your own agenda. Note Paul’s experience in Acts. 16:6-10. See also Romans 8:26; Ephesians
6:18; Jude 20.
As you walk and pray you will be a person of secret influence, interceding to the Father, in the Name of the Son, with the Holy Spirit to the One who works where no man can work, who accomplishes tasks beyond man’s ability to accomplish, and who gains glory where man sees no glory. God will respond to your intercessions, not because He has too, but because He has chosen to do so.
Remember, you are an ambassador for Christ (II Corinthians 5:20) – one who represents a King in another kingdom. (p. 12)
*Unless otherwise noted, all scripture is from The Holy Bible, New King James Version.
This page from “Prayer Walk, Prayer Journal, An Orientation Guide, Part One”, 1998, by Dr. Dan Crawford, Page 3
Dr. Dan R. Crawford is Professor of Evangelism & Spiritual Formation and occupies the Chair of Prayer at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; P.O. Box 22,298; Fort Worth, Texas, 76122.