The Neighbourhood Prayer Network has been encouraging Christians to pray for their streets for some years. One Christian lady, from the North of England, who suffers from ill health, reports that God has been at work in her street in answer to prayer. “When I moved into my road, I was the only Christian here and I started praying for my street… a couple then moved in here, they were also Christians.”
“We started praying between us for our street. The drug dealer next door to me left and a lovely lady moved in… She looks after me when things get tough health-wise. The daughter of a local church leader who lived on my street was in a bad relationship and hated God. The relationship ended and she gave her life to Christ and is ‘on fire’ for God. The person living at Number * also now goes to the local Church. That leaves 20 houses to go!”
“It is really important to get together with someone else,” she continues. “It doesn’t mean that you pray together regularly, but when you can. My Christian neighbour and I met and drew a map of the street… It is important to seek every opportunity to get to know people, keep what you know confidential, and pray. For example, someone lost their job, so we prayed and they are now in a job that they love. I keep a board in my house with things on it that remind me to pray for people, cards neighbours have sent me and other visual reminders.”
Source: Neighbourhood Prayer Network
BIBLE STUDY: Isaiah 49:8-9
PRAISE: God that He answers persistent, specific prayer. Is God leading you to do the same?