This time of worship will stir up your group and change the way they live a life of worship.
Worship walking is very simple and profound. It is putting feet to our prayers as we go to different places in our city.
Worship walking is about seeing God at work and praising Him for it.Â Â Worship walking is low-profile, usually just a couple of friends walking through a neighborhood, or school, or work place praising as they go.
How to worship walk with your group:
- Put together cars with 3 or 4 people before your group even arrives (guys together and girls together seemed to work best). Make sure you have at least one person in each car that is very comfortable with praying.
- Explain worship walking to your group. Be excited about the adventure on which you are about to embark.
- Assign each of the cars to a different location.
- downtown area
- health clubs
- Explain that if it is cold, stay in the car and pray. Otherwise, pray, and walk.
- Have your group take their Bibles and read Psalms 100:1-5 (NIV)Â and 1Chronicles 16:813, 23-36 (NIV)Â out loud on the way to their location.
1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
1 Chronicles 16:8-13, 23-36
8 Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
9 Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
10 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
11 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
12 Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
13 O descendants of Israel his servant, O sons of Jacob, his chosen ones.
23 Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.
24 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
25 For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.
26 For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
27 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy in his dwelling place.
28 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength,
29 ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name. Bring an offering and come before him; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.
30 Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.
31 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns!"
32 Let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them!
33 Then the trees of the forest will sing, they will sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth.
34 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
35 Cry out, "Save us, O God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, that we may glory in your praise."
36 Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said "Amen" and "Praise the LORD."
- Instruct them to pray short simple prayers of praise and thanksgiving for the people who work or live in these places. (And if they would like, encourage them to pray for protection, wisdom, Godliness, etc.) Simple prayers may sound like these:
Thank God for the beauty of this park and for the healthy play that takes place here. Thank God for the men and women who give their time here to teach our children. Thank God for the gift of living in a country that allows us the freedom to worship.
- Give them a specific time to return so that you will have time to talk about what happened.
(1 hour out praying is good)
- Sing a couple of worship songs, pray, and send everyone out.
- Follow up with what happened as they praised God for each of these places and the people who worked and played there.