Tonight’s prayer walk with the students was amazing.  We asked the students that were willing to write down their experiences so that we could share them with you: things they saw, things God spoke to them, things that God downloaded to their hearts, etc.  Here’s some of what they wrote down.  I left out some names for privacy reasons.

  • When we were on the prayer walk, I saw a lot of pain and unhappiness with some people, but when I prayed and walked through God’s eyes, I heard that no matter how much ugliness is in the world, there is always more beauty to overcome it! I saw so much of God’s beauty in nature, and also the happiness in one parents eyes, as they were playing with their child in their grass-less yard. They seemed to not care that they were not wealthy in worldly possession, but were still truly happy! – Stephanie F.
  • God’s light shining through in dark and dreary places. An awakening happening through us. Where we walk, God will go before! – Shawn S.
  • God was showing me that there is a lot of poverty, and a lot of people who are really just struggling to live, and to feed their babies, and also to bless those families. – Amy K.
  • An alignment of people in all the jobs, to where they affect the people they do work for, and an alignment of the people living there, and affecting the others. – Tyler G.
  • God told me that he was going to help this city with a harvest — meeting with lots of people. – Nate G.
  • We as humans tend to judge people, but God told me that he created them and loves them so much, and I should too. They need him just as much, if not more than us.  They may not have what we have, and they still are equal in God’s eyes. – Becca W.
  • That every one of us makes mistakes and sins, and you need to accept them for who they are. – Caleb L.
  • That _________ would find the courage to let go of something that he has held on to for his whole life. What he is looking for — he can find that and more in God. – Amanda B.
  • On the walk, God showed me the physical challenges people go through, just even around the church – anonymous
  • Everybody crossing the water symbolized __________ crossing to God with his drinking problems – Jason
  • God, you have shown me a lot today. This walk has opened my eyes. I have seen so much. It feels like I was looking through your eyes. – Staci
  • God showed me a picture of all the hurting people. – Cynthia S.
  • That the neighborhood and the people need lots of prayer. – Bridget D.
  • I felt like God was showing me the importance of spending time with him and the need to make him the center of my life. – Sam H.
  • As we walked by __________’s friend’s house, the song “Set Me Free” by Casting Crowns popped into my head, so I prayed that God would break the chains in his life and that God would just really show himself to ___________’s friend. – Ali L.
  • During our walk, God showed me a picture of a man — in this case, __________ — chained to the ground and on those chains were written “alcohol,” etc… and then a man came and broke those chains and helped him to his feet and walked with him away from those chains of addiction. – Chris Morgan
  • I looked up at the sky and I realized that I need to be kinder to my cousins, pray for me. – anonymous
  • I want to pray for the homeless guy and that God will help him in every way possible. – Madison
  • When we were walking, I was feeling lead to pray for people to be drawn to the church. I got a picture of the building being highlighted and when the door was opened, angels and the light would flood out. I got this feeling like everywhere we walked was anointed and the presence of God was following us. It was like everywhere was dark, but where we were, it was like a path of light. – Sarah L.
  • As my group was praying for _________, I got a picture of a man drinking and then felt extremely sad for him. As we walked past all the trailer houses, I could feel how badly God wanted to minister to them. The little park thing next to the trailers — God showed me pictures of brand new equipment. – Ryan H.
  • He showed me that the area we walked in and go to church is so broken and poor and hurting. They need reaching out to. They need Jesus… – Sam R.