Geographical Prayer

Help group members pray for places they visit

Spending an extended time in prayer can seem daunting, exhausting, or even boring. A geographical theme not only creates visual stimulation, but also gets the body moving. Here are two variations.

Community Around

Gather pictures of local places such as businesses, schools, and parks. These can be digital, prints, or from a newspaper. Talk as a group about your interactions in each of these areas, and brainstorm ways to pray for each. Either rotate through the pictures having multiple people pray for each location, or distribute the pictures and have each person pray for the location he or she has been assigned.

Community Within

If you meet in a building, get a diagram that highlights room uses such as worship, teaching, children's ministry, fellowship, technical, staff offices, etc. For a home, select rooms such as the kitchen, living room, bedroom, study, lawn, and entryway. As a group, come up with ways to pray for the needs or responsibilities represented by these rooms. Then pray as you walk around your meeting place.

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