Why Should My Church Pray for Lost People?

Posted: January 14, 2013 in Personal Evangelism

I spent the last ten years working with urban, rural and suburban churches, but primarily urban. I facilitated and led them in praying for their communities. We gained a lot information about revitalizing churches to reach their communities.

First we taught the churches that they needed to prayerwalk their communities before seeing a harvest. Why? Jesus taught that there are four spiritual soils of the heart that need to be cultivated. One of the benefits to prayerwalking is that puts feet on the ground and creates several opportunities.

Here are ten reasons why your church should have a prayer ministry and prayerwalking teams.

1. You get feet into the community which creates points of connecting (meet face to face) with your neighbors.
2. You have opportunity to ask for prayer requests. People in all situations really want someone to pray for them.
3. You then create an opportunity for follow up
4. Prayerwalking also creates opportunities to share the gospel
5. You build relationships
6. You build a presence
7. You build a bridge to the church
8. You create opportunities to have evangelistic events
9. You create avenues for people to get saved
10 You are creating arenas for God to show up!

I hope this help you to see the value of prayer and prayerwalking for and in your communities to see a harvest.


Victor Benavides is the Founder/Director of M28 Evangelism.Inc You can find us @ www.m28evangelism.com or M28evangelism@gmail.com


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