Picayune has been divided into specific areas.
Please choose an area and pray specifically for that area.
Pray for individuals, families, churches, schools, and businesses.
Pray from a distance or "Prayer Walk" or "Prayer Drive" through the community.
Get to know the community and the people in it.
Pray for all of Picayune and surrounding area.
Pray for law enforcement officers, fire and rescue personnel, and utility workers.
Pray for hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, and other medical facilities.
Pray for an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus to someone in that area.
Maps and sign-up sheets will be made available along with prayer guides and other helpful materials.
Suggested Prayer Guide
1. Religious spirit(s) and a false sense of salvation
2. Spirit of anti-Christ
3. Spirits worshipped and honored by Native Americans and others that previously lived in the area.
4. Anything that is hindering or blocking a person from truly knowing God.
5. The things that keep people from serving God.
6. Hatred against churches, ministries, Christians, pastors and anyone in ministry.
7. Other "gospels" that are being preached.
1. People to see the truth concerning the difference between religion and a relationship with God.
2. The Holy Spirit to be the prevailing force.
3. The door to heaven to be opened over Picayune and Pearl River County.
4. A freedom to spread the gospel.
5. The ability to go as the disciples did.
6. People to understand the love God has for them.
7. People to be saved.
You will become a part of what you pray for!
As you spend time praying for your area and get to know the people in it, you will learn of specific things to pray for. Trust the Holy Spirit to guide you and to make you aware of what to pray for. If you prayer walk or prayer drive your area, you may discover that the Holy Spirit will impress upon you specific things to pray for concerning certain homes or businesses.
Walking through a specific area puts Christians in the place where the work needs to be done, where the problems are, and where the people are. While we may recognize that "Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms"(Eph. 6:12) we may never really deal with these on a practical level. We can pray from a distance and be effective. We can pray "on site" and be even more effective.
Elements of a Prayer Walk
The Bible proclaims that the very reason we are chosen and delivered from darkness is so that we might declare God‟ praises. "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light" (1 Peter 2:9)."Sing praises to the Lord enthroned in Zion, proclaim among the nations what He has done".
Prayer targets the specific needs in the lives of individuals, communities and nations. Satan is alive and active in our society. The Bible teaches us many ways to deal with Satan‟ attacks and influences. As we declare the name of Jesus, present our needs to God and intercede for others, the evil forces in the heavenly realms must bow down. Praying with the authority God has given us changes the spiritual climate of a household, a neighborhood, a community, a city, even a nation (John 16:33).
As we proclaim our faith in God and proclaim what Jesus has done, others will also believe in God and look to Jesus as their Savior. By our public proclamation, we witness to His truth and faithfulness and fulfill Psalm 9:11
You can prayer walk as an individual or as a group.
As an individual:
Choose your own time and place and praise, pray, and proclaim.
As a group:
r Meet as a group at a specific time and place.
r Share any known need or prayer requests for the area to be walked through.
r Have a short time of instruction. (i.e. How long to walk, who takes what area, how many groups, where to meet at end of walk, etc.)Walk and pray, sing, dance, shout, praise the Lord.
r Have a short meeting after the prayer walk to share experiences and testimonies.
r Keep on praying as you go your separate ways.
Please choose an area prayerfully!
sPicayune has been divided into 21 areas.
sPlease choose one and commit to pray regularly. (Please see "maps" page)
sRemember –this is a serious commitment.
sIf at any time you wish to change the area you are praying for or drop from the outreach, please let us know.
Do not say "four more months until the harvest‟ I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest!