'A mile with Jesus'
Rebekah Brettle of Neighbourhood Prayer Network (NPN) writes:
Rachael Fola-Taiwo, prayer co-ordinator for NPN, spent most of July, August and September visiting churches across Greater Manchester, to encourage them to prayer walk their local streets- to go a Mile with Jesus. A huge congratulations to Rachael for gathering seventeen churches together to take part on this day…Here is her report.
On the 29th September 2018, forty people, a proportion of those who had been prayer walking their local community in the morning, gathered in CWA auditorium on Oldham road to pray for the nation. Earlier in the morning people had been prayer walking Little Hulton, Walkden, Swinton, Salford Crescent, Salford Quays, Media City, Trafford Park, Sale, Altrincham, Manchester Airport, DIdsbury, Hulme, Whalley Range, Manchester Piccadilly, Moston and other areas. More had prayed general prayers over Wigan, Bolton, Tamesside, Oldham, Little Hulton, Farnworth, Stockport, Longsight and Gorton.
Seventeen churches took part: RCCG Overcomer Parish, RCCG Alive, RCCG City of Praise, The New Baptist Church, Methodist Church Walkden, RC Church, Little Hulton, Bethany Family Worship Centre, Prayer Command Centre, Covenant of Peace Assembly, Jesus Touch Ministry, Living Hope Christian Church, Evangelism Missionary Outreach, Deeper Life Bible Ministry, CWA, Living Faith, New Harvest church, Audacious.
Bible texts for the day included Joshua 1:3; Luke 3:3-6; Isaiah 56:7 with the Word for the Day being, 'The Lord said he would use the vision to pass through the land', by Elder Neil (Church Together) and 'The church has left her first love, its time to rise up to do what I called you to do. Do your part. I would do my part. Enough is enough, the church is filled with so many activities, rise and go to meet the lost soul, do not wait fr them to come to you. So many souls are staying and laughing and languishing in waiting for the manifestation of the Son of God'. (Pastor Mrs Gladys Olawuni.
Afterwards, we fellowshipped together with light refreshments and the service was brought to a close with prayer and grace shared together. Next year, we intend to use this as a springboard for a larger event, to get as many streets as possible covered with people praying “A Mile with Jesus. ” The is an invitation for local groups to join us on 29th September 2019 and we are hoping that there will be a few events similar to this across the UK next year, would you like to follow Rachael’ s example, so we can get as many streets as possible, in the UK prayer walked?