There are two types of prayerwalking that have potential to change you and your class. Let me call them Early Arrival and Community. Think about your class as I describe each:
EARLY ARRIVAL. You prepared well during the week. You spent time meeting God in Bible study and put together a great lesson designed to meet the needs of the people God has given you to shepherd. You gathered your teaching materials and arrived 30 minutes early on Sunday.
After quickly making sure the room in order, you began to prayerwalk the classroom. Most of your participants sit in the same seats each week. You walk to every seat praying for the individual by name who sits there. In addition, you pray for guests and absentees who may attend. After praying, you prepare to greet those who will attend.
COMMUNITY. You want your class to have compassion for your community. You led them to pray for the community and the neighbors around their homes and around the church. Then you asked them to meet you for an hour on a Saturday morning wearing their walking shoes.
The day is beautiful. You instruct them to pray for the community, the people in the homes, and their needs as you walk. You ask them to pray that your class and Jesus might be given opportunity to meet their needs. Then you begin to walk a path of about a mile around the church. After the walk, you debrief the experience and ask them to continue to pray for the community.
How could these two prayerwalking experiences change you? How could they change the class? How could they change the community? They won’t go if you don’t lead. They may not pray, if you don’t encourage it. There is power in a relationship with the Lord, and there is power in prayer. Pray. Arrive early to prayerwalk your classroom. Take your class on a community prayerwalk. Make disciples. Be revolutionary!