From Battle Ground, to Camas, to Fruit Valley, along with stops at Orchards, Waterworks Works Park, and Esther Short Park, prayer for God’s blessing and ongoing work in Clark County took place last week (August 12-17). Each evening (and Saturday morning) pray-ers meet in one of these park, were formed into teams of two or three, discussed prayer routes they would take, and began to walk and pray. A total of nearly 50 pray-ers engaged in one of these times of prayer.
Malachi 1:11 helped direct and encourage us.
My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord Almighty.
We understood that prayer-walking is not so much about harvesting as it is about plowing the ground and watering. We saw this as part of the fulfillment of God’s desire to be praised from “every place.” When we saw or heard something in the physical realm, it often reminded us of some need in the spiritual realm. When people asked us what we were doing, we gave a simple explanation, “We are praying for God’s blessing on you and this area.”
As we passed houses, we prayed for those who lived there. As we passed by businesses, we prayed for God’s blessing. As we passed by schools, we prayed for the staff, teachers, principals, and students. Some prayers were very, “basic” others were very unusual. All of them were heard by our Father and were received by Him.
Saturday morning at Esther Short Park, we were joined by the Pray for America bus team sponsored by the National Day of Prayer. The bus pulled up on the north side of the park , we set up an awning, gathered and prayed. The PFA team led us in prayers for seven spheres of influence.
As we gathered to pray, those who were walking by joined us in prayer, including Bob Ferrell (right), founder of Ferrell’s Ice Cream Parlors. Having been married for 65 years, he prayed for families and marriages.