The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9
This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth 1 Timothy 2:3-4
Challenge for you: Pick a time when you can do a prayer walk in your neighborhood.
Ask God who is open and test the water to see where you can spend your time to talk to someone who doesn’t know Him yet.
The other day in Delhi, we did this with some of our students. I saw some ladies selling vegetables by the side of the road and they were sitting down on a cement block. I was eating a coconut and wondering if these ladies would be open to talking with me. I walked over to them and greeted them in Hindi. One lady immediately invited me to sit with them and talk! I took it as a sign from God and sat with them.
They really didn’t know anything about Jesus, and I got to share with them and pray.
I was also looking for a chai stall with chairs as I walked along. I turned down a small alley, and found a place where a man was making omelettes and chai. A taxi driver was there and they invited me to sit down and talk with them. The shopkeeper just had a new baby and let me pray for his family.
Some of our students prayed for a man lying on the sidewalk who had surgery on his leg but nowhere to go. They asked if he was in pain, and he said “yes, much pain.” They prayed for him and the pain left! Then someone else gave him food and water – just like the Good Samaritan story! (Luke 10:30-35)
God is always working and He invites us to join Him in His work in the neighborhood!
Let’s go out this week and follow Him!
- When can you go for a prayer walk this week?
- Ask God to speak to you about where to go.
- Ask Him to lead you to someone who is open to Him!