PRAYER EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
About the Monthly Prayer Walks
Prayer Walking to reconnect heaven and earth
We sought the LORD about the prayer walks, and He revealed what we asked of Him. For years prayer teams had been walking the city square praying for the different sectors of society, sometimes referred to as the 7 Mountains of culture which shape a city. Then, in 2019, the PRAYERIE team was directed to go out into Erie County and pray for families. This year, He said to pray for Erie’s ports of entry. As we pondered this, we realized an entry point or portal might not refer only to a harbor or marina. But could also be the power grid, water and waste management plants, Coast Guard, Homeland Security, Immigration Services, Airports, Highways, Police and Fire Fighters, etc. We sensed the LORD saying, “Pray at the ports of entry and pray for the people who are tasked with guarding them.”
Revelation 3:20 – “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will eat with him, and he with Me.” Jesus had just finished a conversation in the previous 2 chapters about 7 churches in 7 cities. Then He says, “Open the door and I will come in!” LORD, we accept Your invitation to open the door, we hear You, we listen to You and we heed what the Spirit says to the churches (Revelation 3:22).
Being the body of Christ who has walked the city square and the county, praying for the 7 Mountains and speaking peaceful habitation, safe dwelling and, quiet resting places for families (Isaiah 32:18), we open the doors of the Erie area to Jehovah God declaring:
- Jesus Christ is Lord over the people here; we shall have no other gods before Him (Deut. 6:13).
- We repent for relying on our own strong arms and worldly ways renouncing any and all small “g” gods that have been set before the one true God.
- We acknowledge God called us here (Acts 17:26-27), that He is with us and we will keep His ways and His law. We trust Him to finish the work He started (Gen 28:15).
- We ask that our prayers open this land to sustainable commerce for the Kingdom, to make straight and smooth a highway for our God (Isaiah 40:3). We release new plans for Erie’s future!